Conference Taxonomy Workshops

Upcoming pre-conference workshop on taxonomy creation:

Taxonomy Design and Creation

Half-day pre-conference workshop of IntraTeam
Monday, March 2, 2020
 Radisson BLU Scandinavia, Copenhagen, Denmark

Workshop Description

Taxonomies are key to providing information findability in an intranet, whether through search, browse, or as filters. To be truly helpful, however, taxonomies need to be well designed to suit the users and use cases and by conforming to taxonomy best practices and standards. This workshop will present best practices principles in designing taxonomies, including the basics of terms and relationships along with structural design issues, independent of any software or platform. The workshop will also include practical exercises and demo the use of dedicated taxonomy management software.

Workshop Outline

  • Introduction to metadata and controlled vocabularies
    • Definitions
    • Types, examples, and uses
    • Standards
    • Indexing and tagging
  • Planning and design
    • Identifying candidate metadata and vocabularies
    • Determining controlled vocabulary types
    • Determining metadata rules and governance
    • Design for categories vs. tags
  • Developing taxonomy terms and relationships
    • Creating and wording of terms
    • Synonyms
    • Sources for terms
    • Hierarchical relationships
  • Taxonomy structural design
    • Hierarchical taxonomy design
    • Faceted taxonomy design

Heather Hedden presenting a conference taxonomy workshop