The Accidental Taxonomist: Table of Contents

Book Overview
Table of Contents
Foreword to the 3rd Edition by Stephanie Lemieux
Foreword to the 2nd Edition by Joseph Busch
Foreword to the 1st Edition by Patrick Lambe
Websites from the Book
Index (PDF)
Book Signing Events
Order from Publisher

The Accidental Taxonomist, 3rd ed., by Heather Hedden. Information Today, Inc., 2022

Table of Contents

Figures and Tables
Foreword, by Stephanie Lemieaux
About the Website
Preface to the Third Edition

Chapter 1: What Are Taxonomies?
Definitions and Types of Taxonomies
Taxonomies and Metadata
Applications and Purposes of Taxonomies
Taxonomies for License
History of Taxonomies

Chapter 2: Who Are Taxonomists?
Backgrounds of Taxonomists
Taxonomist Tasks
Taxonomist Skills
Employment of Taxonomists

Chapter 3: Creating Terms, Concepts, and Labels
Concepts and Terms
Identifying Concepts
Choosing the Preferred Label
Term or Label Format
Alternative Labels
Notes and Attributes

Chapter 4: Creating Relationships
Hierarchical Relationships
Associative Relationships
Hierarchical/Associative Ambiguities
Semantic Variations for Relationships

Chapter 5: Software for Taxonomy Creation and Management
Types of Software Used for Creating and Managing Taxonomies
Dedicated Taxonomy Management Software Benefits and Features
Taxonomy/Thesaurus/Ontology Software Products

Chapter 6: Taxonomies for Human Indexing
What is Manual Tagging?
Concepts, Relationships, and Notes for Manual Tagging
Taxonomy Structure and Tagging Interface
Taxonomy Updates and Quality Control
Managing Folksonomies

Chapter 7: Taxonomies for Automated Indexing
Automated Indexing and Taxonomies
Automated Indexing Technologies
Software for Auto-Categorization
Creating Taxonomies for Auto-Categorization

Chapter 8: Taxonomies Structures
Multiple Vocabularies and Concept Collections

Chapter 9: Taxonomy Displays and Outputs
Thesaurus Displays and Outputs
Hierarchical Taxonomy Displays
Faceted Taxonomy and Fielded Search Displays
Concept and Label Displays

Chapter 10: Taxonomy Planning, Design, and Creation
Planning for a Taxonomy
Research for Creating a Taxonomy
Taxonomy Creation Process
Taxonomy Governance

Chapter 11: Taxonomy Implementation and Evolution
Taxonomy Exchange and Interoperability
Taxonomy Updating
Combining Taxonomies
Multilingual Taxonomies

Chapter 12: Ontologies
Introduction to Ontologies
Ontology Guidelines, Standards, and Languages
Creating Ontologies
Knowledge Graphs

Chapter 13: Taxonomy Work and the Profession
The Nature of Taxonomy Work
Taxonomy Job Opportunities
Education and Training
Organizations and Networking

Appendix A: Survey of Taxonomists
Appendix B: Glossary
Appendix C: Recommended Reading
Appendix D: Websites
About the Author