The Accidental Taxonomist: Websites

Book Overview
Table of Contents
Foreword by Joseph Busch
Foreword to the 1st Edition by Patrick Lambe
Sample Chapter (PDF)
Websites from the Book
Index (PDF)
Book Signing Events
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Websites from the Book

Following are all the external web sites listed throughout The Accidental Taxonomist, 2nd edition, and gathered in Appendix D of the book, often grouped by section headings within the corresponding chapters. In some cases the link here differs slightly from that printed in the book, by being more direct to a subpage on an external site or involving a URL which would have been too long to print in the book. Links that have changed are updated here, and links that have become dead have been removed.

Chapter 1 – What Are Taxonomies?

Thesaurus Standards
International Standard Organization
National Information Standard Organization
ANSI/NISO Z39.19 2005 (R2010)

Example Taxonomies
Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH)
Medical Subject Headings (MeSH)
ERIC Vocabularies
Getty Research Institute Vocabularies
SuperPages yellow pages product directory advanced search
Microbial Life Education Resources
Information Archituecture Institute site map site map

Taxonomies for License
Taxonomy Warehouse: Taxonomies
Photo Keywords
BARTOC (new)

Chapter 2 – Who are Taxonomists?

No web links

Chapter 3 – Creating Terms

Term Extraction Tools
Translated Labs
Term Extraction from Five Filters

Thesauri Online
Online Thesauri and Authority Files – American Society for Indexing

Chapter 4 – Creating Relationships

No web links

Chapter 5 – Software for Taxonomy Creation and Management

Mind Mapping and Concept Modeling Software
FreeMind from SourceForge
MindManager from MindJet
VisiMap from Coco Systems Ltd.

Ontology Software
TopBraid Composer from TopQuadrant

Taxonomy Software Resources
Taxonomy Warehouse: Marketplace
TaxoBank: Thesauri and Vocabulary Control – Thesaurus Software

Taxonomy Management Software
MultiTes Pro from Multisystems
Data Harmony Thesaurus Master from Access Innovations
Mondeca Intelligent Taxonomy Manager
Smartlogic Semaphore
TopBraid Enterprise Data Governance (EDG) Vocabulary Management

Free and Open Source Taxonomy Software
Protégé Ontology Editor
SKOS Editor Plug-in

Library and Records Management Software
Soutron Global
Adlib (renamed Axiell Collections)
a.k.a from Synercon
One-2-One from Active Classification Solutions

Chapter 6 – Taxonomies for Human Indexing


Chapter 7 – Taxonomies for Automated Indexing

Entity Extraction Software
Rosette Entity Extractor
Rosoka Extraction

Auto-Categorization Software
BA Insight
Cogito from Expert Systems
Data Harmony Machine Aided Indexer (MAI)
Mondeca Content Annotation Manager
OpenText Content Analytics
PoolParty Power Tagging
Semaphore Content Classification Server
SAS Enterprise Content Categorization
Synaptica’s Text Analytics Platform (TAP)

Chapter 8 – Taxonomy Structures

Facet Examples
Cars on Kelley Blue Book
Carnegie Museum of Art collection
Sears (after selecting a specific category)

Chapter 9 – Taxonomy Displays

Thesaurus Displays
USDA National Agriculture Library Thesaurus A-Z browse
USDA National Agriculture Library Thesaurus search
ERIC Thesaurus A-Z browse

Hierarchical Taxonomy Displays
Dex Media Superpages yellow pages directory
USA Today Content Tree categories

Faceted Displays
North Carolina State University Libraries facets (with the selection of Advanced Search)
Clinical Trials facets

Chapter 10 – Taxonomy Planning, Design, and Creation

Web Analytics Software

User Zoom
Measuring the User Experience

Chapter 11 – Taxonomy Implementation and Evolution

Interoperability Formats

Multilingual Taxonomy Example
AGROVOC Thesaurus

Chapter 12 – Taxonomy Work and Profession

Jobs and Contractors
Taxonomy Jobs Yahoo! list
Taxonomies & Controlled Vocabularies SIG directory of available freelance taxonomists

Continuing Education and Training
Kent State University, School of Library & Information Science
University of Toronto, School of Continuing Studies and Faculty of Information
University of Wisconsin at Madison, Information School
American Society for Indexing, “Practical Taxonomy Creation”
AIIM Taxonomy & Metadata Course
SLA Taxonomy Division webinars
Association for Library Collections and Technical Services division of the ALA, “Controlled Vocabulary & Thesaurus Design”
Hedden Information Management “Taxonomies & Controlled Vocabularies” online course

Conferences Which May Have Taxonomy Workshops or Sessions
SLA (Special Libraries Association)
American Society for Indexing
ASIS&T (Association for Information Science & Technology)
IA (Information Architecture) Summit
Euro IA
American Library Association
International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC)
Taxonomy Boot Camp
Taxonomy Boot Camp London
Henry Stewart DAM (Digital Asset Management)
Semantic Technology Conference (SPTechCon)

Organizations and Networks
ASI Taxonomies & Controlled Vocabularies SIG
SLA Taxonomy Division
Information Architecture Institute
ASIS&T (Association for Information Science & Technology)
Taxonomy Community of Practice Yahoo group
Taxonomy Community of Practice LinkedIn group

Web Resources
Construction of Controlled Vocabularies: A Primer
The Accidental Taxonomist blog
Earley Information Science blog: Ideas & Insights
Enterprise Knowledge – Knowledge Base
Green Chameleon Blog by Patrick Lambe
Synaptica Central blog
TaxoDiary blog
Access Innovations, Inc. – Media Library
Controlled Vocabulary
Taxonomy Strategies – Library
Taxonomy Warehouse

Please address link corrections to Heather Hedden.