In-Person Conference Taxonomy Workshop

Introduction to Taxonomies for Data Scientists

2 hours, 15 minutes tutorial
Organizer: Data Day Texas
Date: Saturday, January 22, 2022 (exact time TBD)
Location:
AT&T Hotel and Conference Center, 1900 University Ave, Austin, TX
Description:
This tutorial/workshop teaches the fundamentals and best practices for creating quality taxonomies, whether for the enterprise or for specific knowledge bases in any industry. Emphasis is on serving users rather than on theory. Topics to be covered include: the appropriateness of different kinds of knowledge organization systems (taxonomies, thesauri, ontologies, etc.), standards, taxonomy concept creation and labeling, taxonomy relationship creation. The connection of taxonomies to ontologies and knowledge graphs will also be briefly discussed.
There will be some interactive activities and hands-on exercises.

Outline:

  • Introduction to taxonomies and their relevance to data
  • Comparisons of taxonomies and knowledge organization system types
  • Standards for taxonomies and knowledge organization systems
  • Taxonomy concept creation
  • Preferred and alternative label creation
  • Taxonomy relationship creation
  • Taxonomy relationships to ontologies and knowledge graphs
  • Best practices and taxonomy management
  • Taxonomy management software use

Conference registration (Register early for reduced rate)
Access to this tutorial is part of the regular one-day conference and is not separate.


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