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The Value of Adding Managed Metadata to Microsoft Online Search

Michael Paye

The value of metadata still falls under the radar, business professionals ask ‘what’s in it for me?’ and IT professionals realize that, for the most part, manually created metadata is meaningless. The answer is to automatically generate metadata. This session will examine how automating tagging with end user involvement is ineffective, and capturing existing metadata is useful, but nuances, relationships, and concepts are lost, unless terms are manually added, which are highly subjective.

The somewhat elusive, missing component is how to automatically generate metadata capable of identifying concepts within content, in the context in which the content was written, without end user participation. This opens the door to reuse the metadata to drive other processes. Discover why having the right metadata is key when analyzing documents, not only generating appropriate metadata automatically but also generating metadata that contains concepts within the context of the environment. Before pushing that metadata to SharePoint or preparing documents for migration.

In this session you will learn:

  • How you can automatically get metadata into the Microsoft search index.
  • How to can optimize your content migration by classifying documents.
  • Understand how content can be processed, regardless of location – online or on-premises.
  • How metadata can be surfaced in the search refinement panel.

This session was delivered at the Collab365 Global Conference 2016 and was presented by Michael Paye.

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