The Power of Information - Collaboration and the Role of Metadata   Taxonomy Roundtable  - June 26th - London  Matthew Ada...
Icebreaker – My Name Means…. <ul><li>Instructions: </li></ul><ul><li>Split into pairs. Each pair has to come up with words...
Collaboration and Web 2.0 <ul><li>It is about ‘Users’ </li></ul><ul><ul><li>‘ Wisdom of Crowds’ </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Soc...
Consumer Generated Media (CGM) <ul><li>Facebook / MySpace </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Cadbury’s Wispa </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Blo...
Power of Information Consumers <ul><li>Consumer Generated Media </li></ul><ul><ul><li>BBC News </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul>...
Social Tagging - Introduction <ul><li>Folksonomy </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Narrower </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Flickr </li...
Social Tagging - Introduction <ul><li>Disadvantages </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Trade-off </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Simplic...
Taxonomy v. Social Tagging <ul><li>Taxonomy Critics </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Expensive </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Hard to dep...
Importance to Government <ul><li>“ The review has found that by supporting the existing innovation of citizens, with facil...
Technology As Enabler <ul><li>Desktop Functionality Online </li></ul><ul><ul><li>AJAX </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Opening up Co...
Information Accessibility
DfT Infrastructure Links Police Example
Interesting Developments <ul><li>Reuters  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Gnosis </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Open Calais </li></ul></...
Open Forum <ul><li>Dow Jones Product Integration </li></ul><ul><li>Online Financial Solutions  </li></ul><ul><li>Taxonomy/...
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    1. 1. The Power of Information - Collaboration and the Role of Metadata Taxonomy Roundtable  - June 26th - London Matthew Adamson – Consultant George Foy – Solutions Architect
    2. 2. Icebreaker – My Name Means…. <ul><li>Instructions: </li></ul><ul><li>Split into pairs. Each pair has to come up with words that </li></ul><ul><li>describe the person using the letters in their first name. The phrase is </li></ul><ul><li>then shared with the group. </li></ul><ul><li>As an example, Matt could stand for “Mobile, Active, Taxonomy, </li></ul><ul><li>Tout”. </li></ul>
    3. 3. Collaboration and Web 2.0 <ul><li>It is about ‘Users’ </li></ul><ul><ul><li>‘ Wisdom of Crowds’ </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Social Networking </li></ul><ul><li>Technology as an enabler </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Low Barrier Tools </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Rich Internet Applications </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Desktop functionality online </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>AJAX </li></ul></ul></ul>&quot;A powerful global conversation has begun. Through the Internet, people are discovering and inventing new ways to share relevant knowledge with blinding speed. As a direct result, markets are getting smarter—and getting smarter faster than most companies.&quot; Cluetrain Manifesto
    4. 4. Consumer Generated Media (CGM) <ul><li>Facebook / MySpace </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Cadbury’s Wispa </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Blogs </li></ul><ul><li>RSS </li></ul><ul><li>YouTube </li></ul><ul><li>Flickr </li></ul><ul><li>Podcasts </li></ul>
    5. 5. Power of Information Consumers <ul><li>Consumer Generated Media </li></ul><ul><ul><li>BBC News </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Discussion Threads </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Viral Marketing </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Cadbury’s Gorilla Advert </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>1,862,489 views </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Consumer as an advocate </li></ul><ul><li>Tagging </li></ul>
    6. 6. Social Tagging - Introduction <ul><li>Folksonomy </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Narrower </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Flickr </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Broader </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Del.icio.us </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Advantages </li></ul><ul><ul><li>User-driven </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Self-evolving / current </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Immediacy of Feedback </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Easy to visualise </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Tag Clouds </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Library of Congress </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Pilot Project </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>3100 images </li></ul></ul></ul>Blogs Social Tagging Folksonomy del.icio.us Flickr YouTube MOAT Bebo Semantic Web Social Bookmarking RDF Taxonomy OWL
    7. 7. Social Tagging - Introduction <ul><li>Disadvantages </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Trade-off </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Simplicity v. Precision </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reliant on Users </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Time </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Participation </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Amazon </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Dependent on tag volume </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Opinion tags / partisan tagging </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Tag-bombing </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ambiguity </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Synonyms </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Mac </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Macintosh </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Apple </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Tag: Filtering </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Last.FM </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>InfoWorld: Collab. knowledge gardening </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Wired 12.10: The Long Tail </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Oh My God It Burns! “ …. For drunks. Brita filter makes bad vodka into good vodka </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Introduction to Bayesian Filtering </li></ul></ul>Disadvantages Social Tagging Folksonomy del.icio.us Flickr YouTube MOAT Bebo Semantic Web Social Bookmarking RDF Taxonomy OWL Blogs Their Content Interesting Content Notion of Reward
    8. 8. Taxonomy v. Social Tagging <ul><li>Taxonomy Critics </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Expensive </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Hard to deploy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Maintenance </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Rigidity </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Role of Taxonomy </li></ul><ul><ul><li>If the user does not care about the content </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Amazon </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Where precision is needed </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Journals / Research Papers </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Broader / narrower searches </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Authoritative linking </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Disambiguation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>As a check against tag-bombing / partisan tagging </li></ul></ul><ul><li>How folksonomy can complement taxonomic structures? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Candidate Terms </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Synonyms </li></ul></ul>
    9. 9. Importance to Government <ul><li>“ The review has found that by supporting the existing innovation of citizens, with facilitation and greater access to information, government will be creating opportunities to empower individuals and communities to create solutions to improve their lives and make informed decisions.” - source Cabinet Office Website </li></ul><ul><li>Guidelines To civil Servants </li></ul><ul><li>Be Credible - Be accurate, fair, thorough and transparent. </li></ul><ul><li>Be Consistent - Encourage constructive criticism and deliberation. Be cordial, honest and professional at all times. </li></ul><ul><li>Be Responsive - When you gain insight, share it where appropriate. </li></ul><ul><li>Be Integrated - Wherever possible, align online participation with other offline communications. </li></ul><ul><li>Be a Civil Servant - Remember that you are an ambassador for your organisation. Wherever possible, disclose your position as a representative of your department or agency. </li></ul>
    10. 10. Technology As Enabler <ul><li>Desktop Functionality Online </li></ul><ul><ul><li>AJAX </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Opening up Content / Services </li></ul><ul><ul><li>API </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Structure Key </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Mashups </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Combining </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ease of use </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Structure </li></ul></ul>
    11. 11. Information Accessibility
    12. 12. DfT Infrastructure Links Police Example
    13. 13. Interesting Developments <ul><li>Reuters </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Gnosis </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Open Calais </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Authority Files </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Challenges </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Relationships </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Inline Mark-up </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Subject coding </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Social Graphing </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Network of connections </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>FOAF </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>MOAT </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Meaning of a Tag </li></ul></ul><ul><li>‘ Giant Global Graph’ </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Web 3.0 </li></ul></ul>
    14. 14. Open Forum <ul><li>Dow Jones Product Integration </li></ul><ul><li>Online Financial Solutions </li></ul><ul><li>Taxonomy/Metadata Solutions </li></ul><ul><li>Targeted News Delivery </li></ul><ul><li>User Experience Design </li></ul><ul><li>Rollout & Adoption </li></ul>Matt Adamson Consultant Dow Jones Client Solutions [email_address] Commodity Quay East Smithfield London E1W 1AZ Tel: 020 32175053 George Foy Solutions Architect Dow Jones Client Solutions [email_address] Commodity Quay East Smithfield London E1W 1AZ Tel: 020 32175030
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