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A presentation given by Matt Moore at ANZSI 2011.

A presentation given by Matt Moore at ANZSI 2011.

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  • Hello Warren! So I the blog post links to lots of back-up material that tries to tackle the 'so what' element (not always successfully): http://innotecture.com.au/2011/09/11/folksonomies-taxonomies-anzsi-2011/

    The next logical step is to work out what you can use that will solve an immediate issue. What do you think that is?
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  • I like Matt's presentation, but what's the next logical step (for organisations)
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  • 1. Folksonomies
    ANZSI Conference 2011
    Matt Moore
    Innotecture
  • 2.
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  • 4.
  • 5. Agenda
    • Folksonomies
    • 6. Linked Data
    • 7. Australian Taxonomy Survey
  • Folksonomies
    “Folksonomy is the result of personal free tagging of information and objects (anything with a URL) for one's own retrieval. The tagging is done in a social environment (usually shared and open to others). Folksonomy is created from the act of tagging by the person consuming the information.
    The value in this external tagging is derived from people using their own vocabulary and adding explicit meaning, which may come from inferred understanding of the information/object. People are not so much categorizing, as providing a means to connect items (placing hooks) to provide their meaning in their own understanding.
    In a few conversations around folksonomy and tagging in 2004 I stated, "folksonomy is tagging that works". This is still a strong belief the three tenets of a folksonomy: 1) tag; 2) object being tagged; and 3) identity, are core to disambiguation of tag terms and provide for a rich understanding of the object being tagged.”
    By: Thomas Vander Wal
    On: 2 February 2007
    http://vanderwal.net/folksonomy.html
  • 8. Folksonomies
    “Folksonomy is the result of personal free tagging of information and objects (anything with a URL) for one's own retrieval. The tagging is done in a social environment (usually shared and open to others). Folksonomy is created from the act of tagging by the person consuming the information.
    The value in this external tagging is derived from people using their own vocabulary and adding explicit meaning, which may come from inferred understanding of the information/object. People are not so much categorizing, as providing a means to connect items (placing hooks) to provide their meaning in their own understanding.
    In a few conversations around folksonomy and tagging in 2004 I stated, "folksonomy is tagging that works". This is still a strong belief the three tenets of a folksonomy: 1) tag; 2) object being tagged; and 3) identity, are core to disambiguation of tag terms and provide for a rich understanding of the object being tagged.”
    By: Thomas Vander Wal
    On: 2 February 2007
    http://vanderwal.net/folksonomy.html
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  • 16. Linking Open Data cloud diagram, by Richard Cyganiak and AnjaJentzsch. http://lod-cloud.net/
  • 17.
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  • 22. Survey Background
  • 23. USED FOR:
    Browsing
    Search
    Retrieval
    Sense Making
    60% Classifies
    19% Controlled Vocab
    21%
    Hierarchy
    WHERE'S THE BUSINESS BABY?
    What is a taxonomy?
  • 24. Taxonomy Use
    Does your organisation use taxonomies in the management of it’s information?
    Yes, developed by both selves & other orgs
    Yes, developed by ourselves
    Yes, developed by other orgs
    No
  • 25. Software Use
    Does your organisation use any specialist software?
    Yes
    31%
    No
    69%
  • 26. Taxonomy Maturity
  • 27. Improving Taxonomies
    “No, there is no business driver to do so”
    “Yes, but the management don’t understand taxonomy and can’t communicate it well, so it’s enforced and used badly by most”
    “Yes, but there is little understanding of what is at middle management level and therefore no commitment”
  • 28. Taxonomy Skills
  • 29. Conclusions
    Don't believe (all) the hype…
    …but do pay attention.
    Talk about user / business outcomes not information management ones