December 18, 2013, 10:04 am -- /EPR NETWORK/ -- Scope e-Knowledge Center (Scope), a leading provider of content enhancement and knowledge services, is pleased to announce the release of its ConSCIse TM 1.4, the latest version of the company's abstracting and metadata enrichment platform.
In line with current content enrichment trends, the new ConSCIse version 1.4 focuses on delivering highly accurate descriptive metadata such as abstracts, keywords and subject terms to support enhanced discoverability and more accurate levels of contextual relevancy. Using controlled vocabulary indexing, it can disambiguate terms that could relate to multiple concepts across different subject domains. ConSCIse 1.4 also features advanced functionality such as named entity extraction, enhanced linguistic and natural language processing (NLP) to improve machine learning, thesaurus integration for controlled vocabulary indexing, and the ability to index tables/figure captions.
Earlier features such as automatic coherence evaluation and Search Engine Optimization (SEO) are retained in the new version as well. The platform can automatically categorize documents based on their subject domains and recognize common acronyms and abbreviations. The platform is highly scalable and customizable based on individual client requirements, and all output is curated by highly trained subject matter experts.
In addition, ConSCIse offers seamless integration with any XML-centric publisher workflow. The platform currently processes over 15,000 highly technical documents per week.
In today's digital publishing market, content is increasingly sliced and diced for more granular access and salability. The use of descriptive metadata has become a key factor in improving search precision in digital content discovery. This trend is further reinforced by leading publishers. Appendix 4: Abstracts and Keywords, under the Instructions for Authors writing for the Global Academic Business Division of Oxford University Press, states, “The availability of Abstracts and Keywords (A&K) is now an industry standard. Referrals from Google represent a higher percentage of total visits for sites that have free A&K (up to 40-70%), compared to those that do not (around 13-30%).”
Commenting on the launch of the new enhanced version of ConSCIse , Tram Venkatraman, President of Scope, said, “Descriptive metadata will bridge the gap between basic bibliographic metadata and highly contextual semantic metadata. Scope solutions not only cater to the current pressing needs of publishers and other digital information providers, but also look at the evolving needs of the future.”
M.A. Eswaran, Senior Vice President of Scope, commented, “The new features of ConSCIse 1.4, such as controlled vocabulary indexing and indexing of figures and tables, add further strength to the existing algorithms based on location heuristics and cue phrases in abstracts. This helps to deliver more robust descriptive metadata and enhanced precision in discoverability.”
Scope invites Publishers, A&I providers and Digital Libraries to evaluate this new enhanced version of ConSCIse . Interested parties may contact Rich Kobel ( firstname.lastname@example.org, U.S.A), John Camarano ( JCamarano@scopeknowledge.com, U.S.A) and Deborah Harman ( Deborah@
scopeknowledge.com, Europe & U.K.) for further details.
About Scope e-Knowledge Center
Scope, a Quatrro Global Services company, is an award-winning provider of outsourced, cost-effective Content Enhancement Services, Data Management Services, Business Research Services and Patent Analytics for various clients across the globe. Scope, a niche knowledge services provider, has employees from various educational backgrounds and experience delivering knowledge solutions across multiple industry verticals and domains. Scope fulfils customer needs by leveraging its experience and capabilities using in-house developed proprietary technology solutions and platforms for service delivery as well as its internal needs. Scope is also the publisher of the daily newsletter Knowledgespeak , a comprehensive news service focusing on the STM information industry.
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