The Accidental Taxonomist Blog

IT and Taxonomies

Taxonomies are related to many fields of work, including knowledge management, information architecture, website design, website marketing at SEO, document management, terminology management, publishing, product management (for information products), content management and strategy, digital asset management, machine learning for classification, natural language processing for auto-tagging, data management, library and information…

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Generative AI at Taxonomy Boot Camp Conference

Generative AI and large language models (LLMs), the technology behind ChatGPT, have been topics of presentations, keynotes, and attendees’ conversations at all the varied conferences I had the fortune to attend this year, including the Taxonomy Boot Camp conference held November 6-7, in Washington, DC. Taxonomy Boot Camp is the…

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Taxonomies for Technical Documentation

Taxonomies are primarily for tagging content for what is about so that precise content can easily be found by users, who browse or search on the taxonomy terms. The types of content tagged and implementations of taxonomies are numerous. One growing area of taxonomy use is technical documentation. Technical documentation…

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Taxonomies for Content Components

The primary purpose of taxonomies is to support consistent topical tagging (indexing) of content and full and accurate content retrieval based on the tagged taxonomy concepts that the end-user selects. The unit of content that is tagged makes a difference in the retrieval results and user experience. Users want to…

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