In-Person Conference Taxonomy Workshops

Heather Hedden presenting at Data Day Texas 2022
Heather Hedden presenting “Introduction to Taxonomies for Data Scientists” at Data Day Texas, 2022

Custom Taxonomy Creation

Mini one-hour interactive workshop
Organizer: World Information Architecture Day – New Hampshire
Date: Saturday, March 4, 2023, 1:30 – 2:30 pm EST
Location: Southern New Hampshire University, Manchester, NH
Taxonomies help connect users to content, and they improve findability over keyword search alone. As such, taxonomies should be created so that they are customized to the content and to the users. How to go about this will be addressed in this interactive workshop. Content analysis and term extraction are methods to make a taxonomy match its content, and user interviews and brainstorming sessions are methods to make a taxonomy suit its users.
Following an explanation of different taxonomy types and features, exercises will include analyzing a document for candidate concepts, looking at the results of a term extraction tool and of a search log report. Small breakout groups will then brainstorm a taxonomy structure and top terms to serve the identified users.  
Registration: Register here for free