Conference Taxonomy Workshops

Upcoming conference workshops on taxonomy creation:

Taxonomy 101

Half-day interactive online/virtual workshop
KM World
Thursday, November 12, 2020, 9:00 am – 12:00 noon EST.
Location: Virtual
Workshop fee: $199, separate from the conference fee.
Workshop Description: Taxonomies have evolved from classification systems to adaptable interactive tools to link users to desired content on intranets, content management systems, websites, and other applications. Taxonomies can provide guiding categories of topics, suggested search terms, aspects for faceted search, or topics for sorting and filtering results. To be truly helpful, however, taxonomies need to be well designed to suit the users and use cases, be customized to the content, and conform to taxonomy best practices and standards so that they are easy and intuitive to use and achieve desired results. This workshop teaches taxonomy design and creation principles and best practices, whether you plan to create taxonomies yourself or manage a taxonomy project. The outline of topics comprises:

  • Taxonomy (and other controlled vocabulary) types and uses
  • Taxonomies and metadata
  • Taxonomies and search
  • Taxonomies as categories and tags in content management systems
  • Best practices for creating terms and relationships
  • Designing hierarchies and facets
  • Taxonomy management software
  • Project planning and taxonomy governance

The workshop will include interactive exercises and ample time for Q&A.

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