Category: Classification

Are auto-generated topic cards the future for aggregations of records?

Are auto-generated topic cards the future for aggregations of records?

Humans have natural instinct for grouping, classification and categorisation of things. It helps us find what we are looking for and gives us a sense of satisfaction, whether it be household items, computer storage, or much broader social and population groupings. Humans have created and kept records ever since we developed a way to record … Continue reading Are auto-generated topic cards the future for aggregations of records?

Can Microsoft technology classify records better than a human?

Can Microsoft technology classify records better than a human?

In late 2012, IDM magazine published an article I co-authored with Umi Asma Mokhtar in Malaysia titled 'Can technology classify records better than a human?' The article drew on research into recent advances in technology to assist in legal discovery, known as 'computer-assisted coding', or 'predictive coding', including the following two articles: A 2011 article … Continue reading Can Microsoft technology classify records better than a human?

Classifying records in Microsoft 365

Classifying records in Microsoft 365

The classification of records is fundamental recordkeeping activity. It is defined in the international standard ISO 15489-1:2016 (Information and Documentation - Records Management) as the 'systematic identification and/or arrangement of business activities and/or records into categories according to logically structured conventions, methods and procedural rules'. (Terms and Definitions, 3.4) The purpose of classification is defined … Continue reading Classifying records in Microsoft 365