Extracting Value from Automated Classification Tools

The Role of Manual Involvement and Controlled Vocabularies

By Kat Hagedorn, Argus Associates
March 2001

Automated classification tools can't solve today's large-scale web and intranet indexing challenges alone. Neither can humans. But solutions that integrate human expertise with software products such as Interwoven's Metatagger and Autonomy's Categorizer can provide real value and savings. After a brief introduction to automated classification, this white paper discusses the benefits and limitations of manual, automated, and hybrid approaches. It explores the opportunities for leveraging controlled vocabularies and thesauri to produce more effective indexing solutions.

Please direct your comments and suggestions to Kat Hagedorn ([email protected]).

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