Vancouver, BC. Vancouver-based software developer Lucidea is significantly enhancing the automatic classification capabilities of its leading ILS, KM and museum and archival collections management software—bringing AI to library, knowledge center, museum and archives clients.
With Artificial Intelligence (AI) integration available in SydneyEnterprise, GeniePlus, ArchivEra, and Argus, Lucidea's clients will enjoy powerful automatic categorization capabilities, leveraging IBM's Watson.
Lucidea's AI prototype is easily configurable to categorize any text fields—or images—using terminology and categorization that is meaningful to special librarians, knowledge managers, curators, or archivists. After content is submitted to Watson, it retrieves keywords and creates authority terms based on the client's preferences. Results are always managed by the client administrator, so accuracy is ensured, while workflow and efficiency are greatly enhanced.
To achieve maximum results, AI must be directed towards solving specific problems. Per Lucidea's Chief Technology Officer, Neil Corris, "The possibilities are endless: clients can apply Lucidea's AI classification capabilities to quickly organize older databases or collections of unprocessed objects, remove cataloging or processing backlogs, surface key information in newsfeeds and generally make valuable organizational knowledge resources discoverable and available to users earlier and with less effort."
Potential uses beyond automatic classification include automatic RSS ingestion and alerting; Lucidea may explore these in future. For now, they believe the power of AI —integrated with their market-leading ILS, KM and collections management software—significantly improves their clients' workflow while supporting meaningful organization of content and information.