PCM Uitgevers

pcmPCM is a large newspaper publisher combination in the Netherlands. They publish many news articles every day in various newspapers, covering a wide range of subjects. All these articles need to be archived and classified for improved retrieval using preselection on metatags. Until Irion introduced her classification system articles have always been classified manually, by experts (documentalists). In September 2003 PCM started a pilot project by leasing Irion’s classification system, which allowed them to classify some 400 newspaper articles per minute fully automatically. Newspaper articles can be classified fully automatically or interactively, when Classify provides suggestions for thesaurus classes that users can accept or reject. The PCM pilot project was implemented in the workflow in just one day.