C3 is a virtual metadata layer that sits on top of a variety of systems such as SharePoint, Microsoft Office, shared drives, Content Server, & Documentum.
Our software leverages your organization’s information architecture by creating metadata that describes both the subject and context of each piece of information that exists. Regardless of the type or format of the information, in the form of emails, word documents or a physical box of files, this layer describes the subject of the information object and what it is linked to, making the information autonomous. Because the information objects are self-describing, metadata is not lost when moved from one system to another.
C3 drives all of your metadata intelligently to drive your information governance. With its ability to connect to nearly any software you are already using in house, the C3 software is your solution for organization, compliance, and monitoring.
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The C3 integrated thesaurus not only provides the capability of tagging information in multiple languages but it also allows users to operate with familiar vocabulary while ensuring documents are still tagged with official corporate terms.
The C3 Intelligent Metadata Tagging makes the life of end-users easier by enhancing automation of the metadata tagging process. This is achieved through our C3 patented semantic engine. This level of automation is achieved by incorporating an auto classification component build into the C3 engine.
In leveraging the C3 Smart Model features such as the thesaurus, semantic relations and compliance rules, documents can be semi or autoclassified. The C3 Auto-classification works by using one or more classifier text sources, and applying the results to the proper metadata fields.
The C3 Faceted Search feature makes it possible to do faceted searches on content that has been tagged with C3 metadata. Faceted search is a technique allowing users to explore a collection of information by applying multiple filters. A faceted classification system classifies each information element along multiple explicit dimensions, called facets, enabling the classifications to be accessed and ordered in multiple ways rather than in a single, pre-determined order.
The C3 Knowledge Map feature is a system in which people who deal with experts in the organization who are knowledgeable about particular subjects can link these experts to semantic descriptions of their knowledge by using the C3 Metadata Framework. This C3 Knowledge map ensures that users can find co-workers who have knowledge relevant to their work and can provide assistance to them.
With the C3 Structured Data Mapping it is possible to link Structured Data Sources with a semantic descriptions of their content through the C3 Metadata Framework. This make it possible to do searches that will find Structure, Unstructured and Tacit information pertaining to a specific subject in a given context.
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C3 has both upstream and downstream types of connectors.
Upstream: The C3 Metadata Source Connector makes it possible to link any metadata field to an external data source. This data source is usually a structured database containing metadata values managed by external systems. Active Directory Connection: C3 can connect to Active Directory to automatically determine what fields and values are presented to a specific user.
Downstream: It is possible to save content tagged by C3, search for content already tagged, or retrieve content to be tagged directly to/from SharePoint or any repository compatible with the CMIS standard.
Automated Compliance Rules Engine can be configured to support security classification, compliance, lifecycle management, privacy or any other specific type of rule that might apply to the business of the organisation. C3 can store and manage different sets of rules that are used by the C3 Rules Engine to apply appropriate rules to specific types of contents created in specific contexts.
The C3 Document Marking and Labeling feature enables the marking of documents/emails in either text or watermark manually or automatically based on pre-specified rules.
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Each metadata field used by the organization to tag and describe content is specified in the C3 Smart Model. Specific properties, taxonomies and/or controlled vocabularies can also be attached to metadata fields. Furthermore, Custom Properties can be attached to any C3 metadata field or value. These Custom properties provide an easy way to extend the C3 Smart Model and are often used to implement special client requirements without having to resort to custom coding.
The C3 Decentralized Model Governance feature enables any user to suggest new taxonomy values if the value they wish to apply to the document is missing. New metadata fields, thesaurus values and relationships can also be suggested. These suggestions are displayed on the C3 Decentralized Model Governance interface and can then be accepted or rejected by authorized information managers or local administrators responsible for the governance of different metadata fields. The C3 Decentralized Model Governance enables the organization to manage the C3 Smart Model in a decentralized manner while ensuring model interoperability and consistency is maintained.
The C3 Reporting Module provides an audit of the usage of metadata for classification of documents. It provides the ability to collect, analyze, present and visualize data on documents that have been tagged with metadata using C3. For example, metadata that is labeled Top Secret, or related to retention and disposition can be reported on.