Advantages Disadvantages Experts High-quality & consistent outputs Can handle ambiguity Expensive Time-consuming May not understand user perspective Machines Scalable Quick Poor at ambiguity Costs may vary Users Cheap Scalable (ish) Rarely consistent Often Uninterested
Linked to other apps (e.g. Search) or via workflow
Taxonomies should not be run for experts!
Building Applying Consuming Experts Buy off the shelf OR Build based on analysis Manual Tagging against Taxonomy - Machines Semantic and/or Concept Analysis Automated Categorisation Ontology-based Processes Users Tagging & Folksonomies Manual Tagging (whatever) Tag Clouds & Visualisation Search