In-Person Conference Taxonomy Workshops

Using Taxonomies and Tagging to Connect Content Across the Enterprise

Half-day workshop
Organizer: LavaCon
Date: Sunday, October 23, 2022, 1:00 – 5:00 pm CDT
Location: Astor Crowne Plaza Hotel (Bourbon and Canal Streets/French Quarter), New Orleans, LA
Description:
Content management systems provide support for taxonomies to tag content for retrieval within those systems. But to break down information silos and make content searchable and discoverable across the organization, an enterprise taxonomy is needed. This workshop discusses methods and best practices for building and applying enterprise taxonomies. Methods include brainstorming workshops, stakeholder interviewers, manual content analysis and automated text extraction-based analysis. Best practices include following standards for hierarchical relationships using suitable labels and synonyms for taxonomy concepts and using the right taxonomy structures. The technology solution is to manage the taxonomy in a dedicated tool that uses standard interoperability formats and connects with other systems by APIs, with support for auto-tagging. The workshop includes interactive exercises of cardsorting, hierarchical relationship and alternative label creation, and a manual tagging.
Registration (only $100 in addition to the main conference registration)

Heather Hedden presenting a pre-conference workshop at SEMANTICS Karlrsuhe 2019
Heather Hedden presenting a pre-conference workshop at SEMANTICS Karlrsuhe 2019