Welcome!

News Feed Item

Earley & Associates Announces Information Architecture and Indexing Services for Mobile Applications

CARLISLE, Mass., Dec. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Earley & Associates (E&A), a leading information architecture, taxonomy and search consultancy, today announced Information Architecture (IA) and indexing services for mobile application providers.  E&A's mobile content architecture services tailor core methodologies for taxonomy development, content tagging, and user interface design to the rapidly developing mobile marketplace. "Mobile content architecture and tagging requires looking at how content is used, not just in the context of the query but in the larger context of social communication," said Seth Maislin, E&A's practice leader.

(Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20121206/CG25217)

This service offering developed out of E&A's recent collaboration with the Hachette Book Group to develop a mobile version of the legendary reference text, Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, Eighteenth Edition.  Earley & Associates developed the taxonomy and indexed nearly twenty thousand quotations.

With access to a huge and now-digital repository of indexed quotations, application users can navigate to relevant quotes or search for quotes about meaningful concepts, and even emotions, as well as author and book title.  Quotes can be forwarded through social media or creatively combined with personal photos using Quoto™.   The application is now available for download from the iTunes app store.

Liz Kessler, Digital Product Director for Hachette Book Group, in speaking about the partnership with Earley & Associates said, "We were extremely pleased with the IA Architecture,  taxonomy and tagging team from E&A. Not only did E&A bring incredible enthusiasm to our brainstorming and metadata mapping workshops, but they provided a thoughtful articulation of search experience and workflow."

In announcing the mobile content indexing services, Seth Earley, CEO at E&A, said, "Mobile applications present new challenges in ensuring that content is relevant to users.  With the rapid increase in content availability, application designers need to take a search-based approach that finds appropriately indexed content."  Highlighting the analytic role of the professional indexer, Seth Maislin noted that the challenge of working with a text like Bartlett's is the immense subjectivity of trying to write keywords for highly connotative quotations taken out of context. Seth Maislin praised the team's sheer determination to build "a usable taxonomy of everything everyone ever said." On January 9th, 2013, Earley & Associates, together with speakers from Hachette, will discuss the challenges and novelties of building a searchable, navigable digital product from one of the world's classic reference books. More information is available at Words, Meaning, Context: Building an App from a Reference Text.

Earley & Associates is an information management (IM) consulting company specializing in taxonomy, website navigation and search, portals and collaborative sites, enterprise content management and search, records management, and digital asset management. We take a comprehensive approach to information management, taking into account people, technology, and content. Fortune 2000 companies and large non-profit organizations work with us to enhance online customer experience, improve operational productivity and quality, increase working value of digital assets through reuse, and ensure value results from investments in content management and search platforms. Learn more at www.earley.com.

Media Contact:

Sharon Foley Earley & Associates, 423-525-4374, [email protected]

News distributed by PR Newswire iReach: https://ireach.prnewswire.com

SOURCE Earley & Associates, Inc.

More Stories By PR Newswire

Copyright © 2007 PR Newswire. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of PRNewswire content is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of PRNewswire. PRNewswire shall not be liable for any errors or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon.

Latest Stories
Silver Spring Networks, Inc. (NYSE: SSNI) extended its Internet of Things technology platform with performance enhancements to Gen5 – its fifth generation critical infrastructure networking platform. Already delivering nearly 23 million devices on five continents as one of the leading networking providers in the market, Silver Spring announced it is doubling the maximum speed of its Gen5 network to up to 2.4 Mbps, increasing computational performance by 10x, supporting simultaneous mesh communic...
Sensors and effectors of IoT are solving problems in new ways, but small businesses have been slow to join the quantified world. They’ll need information from IoT using applications as varied as the businesses themselves. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Roger Meike, Distinguished Engineer, Director of Technology Innovation at Intuit, showed how IoT manufacturers can use open standards, public APIs and custom apps to enable the Quantified Small Business. He used a Raspberry Pi to connect sensors...
The cloud promises new levels of agility and cost-savings for Big Data, data warehousing and analytics. But it’s challenging to understand all the options – from IaaS and PaaS to newer services like HaaS (Hadoop as a Service) and BDaaS (Big Data as a Service). In her session at @BigDataExpo at @ThingsExpo, Hannah Smalltree, a director at Cazena, will provide an educational overview of emerging “as-a-service” options for Big Data in the cloud. This is critical background for IT and data profes...
Father business cycles and digital consumers are forcing enterprises to respond faster to customer needs and competitive demands. Successful integration of DevOps and Agile development will be key for business success in today’s digital economy. In his session at DevOps Summit, Pradeep Prabhu, Co-Founder & CEO of Cloudmunch, covered the critical practices that enterprises should consider to seamlessly integrate Agile and DevOps processes, barriers to implementing this in the enterprise, and pr...
Eighty percent of a data scientist’s time is spent gathering and cleaning up data, and 80% of all data is unstructured and almost never analyzed. Cognitive computing, in combination with Big Data, is changing the equation by creating data reservoirs and using natural language processing to enable analysis of unstructured data sources. This is impacting every aspect of the analytics profession from how data is mined (and by whom) to how it is delivered. This is not some futuristic vision: it's ha...
The principles behind DevOps are not new - for decades people have been automating system administration and decreasing the time to deploy apps and perform other management tasks. However, only recently did we see the tools and the will necessary to share the benefits and power of automation with a wider circle of people. In his session at DevOps Summit, Bernard Sanders, Chief Technology Officer at CloudBolt Software, explored the latest tools including Puppet, Chef, Docker, and CMPs needed to...
With the Apple Watch making its way onto wrists all over the world, it’s only a matter of time before it becomes a staple in the workplace. In fact, Forrester reported that 68 percent of technology and business decision-makers characterize wearables as a top priority for 2015. Recognizing their business value early on, FinancialForce.com was the first to bring ERP to wearables, helping streamline communication across front and back office functions. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Kevin Roberts...
Let’s face it, embracing new storage technologies, capabilities and upgrading to new hardware often adds complexity and increases costs. In his session at 18th Cloud Expo, Seth Oxenhorn, Vice President of Business Development & Alliances at FalconStor, will discuss how a truly heterogeneous software-defined storage approach can add value to legacy platforms and heterogeneous environments. The result reduces complexity, significantly lowers cost, and provides IT organizations with improved effi...
Cognitive Computing is becoming the foundation for a new generation of solutions that have the potential to transform business. Unlike traditional approaches to building solutions, a cognitive computing approach allows the data to help determine the way applications are designed. This contrasts with conventional software development that begins with defining logic based on the current way a business operates. In her session at 18th Cloud Expo, Judith S. Hurwitz, President and CEO of Hurwitz & ...
It's easy to assume that your app will run on a fast and reliable network. The reality for your app's users, though, is often a slow, unreliable network with spotty coverage. What happens when the network doesn't work, or when the device is in airplane mode? You get unhappy, frustrated users. An offline-first app is an app that works, without error, when there is no network connection.
Data-as-a-Service is the complete package for the transformation of raw data into meaningful data assets and the delivery of those data assets. In her session at 18th Cloud Expo, Lakshmi Randall, an industry expert, analyst and strategist, will address: What is DaaS (Data-as-a-Service)? Challenges addressed by DaaS Vendors that are enabling DaaS Architecture options for DaaS
One of the bewildering things about DevOps is integrating the massive toolchain including the dozens of new tools that seem to crop up every year. Part of DevOps is Continuous Delivery and having a complex toolchain can add additional integration and setup to your developer environment. In his session at @DevOpsSummit at 18th Cloud Expo, Miko Matsumura, Chief Marketing Officer of Gradle Inc., will discuss which tools to use in a developer stack, how to provision the toolchain to minimize onboa...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Catchpoint Systems, Inc., a provider of innovative web and infrastructure monitoring solutions, has been named “Silver Sponsor” of SYS-CON's DevOps Summit at 18th Cloud Expo New York, which will take place June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. Catchpoint is a leading Digital Performance Analytics company that provides unparalleled insight into customer-critical services to help consistently deliver an amazing customer experience. Designed...
With the proliferation of both SQL and NoSQL databases, organizations can now target specific fit-for-purpose database tools for their different application needs regarding scalability, ease of use, ACID support, etc. Platform as a Service offerings make this even easier now, enabling developers to roll out their own database infrastructure in minutes with minimal management overhead. However, this same amount of flexibility also comes with the challenges of picking the right tool, on the right ...
CIOs and those charged with running IT Operations are challenged to deliver secure, audited, and reliable compute environments for the applications and data for the business. Behind the scenes these tasks are often accomplished by following onerous time-consuming processes and often the management of these environments and processes will be outsourced to multiple IT service providers. In addition, the division of work is often siloed into traditional "towers" that are not well integrated for cro...