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Document management as you know it probably isn’t delivering what you’d really like out of it, is it? “The complexity of document management is increasing a lot,” says George Roth, president and CEO of semantic technology integrator and consultancy Recognos Inc., who will be speaking about semantic technology’s impact on document management and all the unstructured data that lies within documents at the approaching Semantic Tech & Business Conference in Washington D.C. ( The event takes place at the end of November.)
“First, the volume of documents people are dealing with is increasing. And searching for information in general takes a lot of time. In different industries, like biotech or legal or finance, when people are doing research, 40 to 60 percent of their time is spent trying to find relevant documents,” he says. Classical tagging and superficial categorization can’t scale. “Keyword searches are actually obsolete at this point because the returned set of results is huge.”
As Roth sees it, if semantic technology isn’t behind your document management system yet, it will be.