Taxonomy Bread and Circuses

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Access Innovations' CEO, Dr. Jay Ven Eman, demystifies a taxonomy: its use, necessity and value in problem-solving and organizing content for a business or organization. Jay stresses the need to first understand taxonomies before planning to build, customize and implement one (or more) for your company.

A taxonomy or thesaurus of any applicable use requires the right tools, available expertise, time and adequate funding toward indexing and implementation.

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Taxonomy Bread and Circuses

  1. 1. © 2014. Access Innovations, Inc. All rights reserved. Access Innovations, Inc. Jay Ven Eman, Ph.D., CEO j_ven_eman@accessinn.com www.accessinn.com www.dataharmony.com +1.505.998.0800 Albuquerque, NM Changing search to found Welcome To the Data Harmony User Group (DHUG) 2014 Meeting “Taxonomy Bread and Circuses” 12 February 2014, 3:15 to 4:00 PM MST
  2. 2. © 2014. Access Innovations, Inc. All rights reserved. Why a Taxonomy?  Why are taxonomies so hot?  Why are they needed?  What problems do they solve?  What opportunities do they open for you?
  3. 3. © 2014. Access Innovations, Inc. All rights reserved. Understanding taxonomies  There are many myths, misunderstandings, and misrepresentations about taxonomies.  Taxonomies need to be thoroughly understood before you can assess their value for your organization.
  4. 4. © 2014. Access Innovations, Inc. All rights reserved. Analyzing and planning  While obtaining or building a taxonomy does not have to be an expensive proposition, cost can quickly escalate while usefulness can decline or be misdirected.  An understanding must come first, followed by an analysis of your situation, and then an implementation plan.
  5. 5. © 2014. Access Innovations, Inc. All rights reserved. So much for the easy part! After the implementation plan comes the implementation. Do you have the right tools? Do you have the available expertise? Do you have the time? What about applying your new taxonomy to your content?
  6. 6. © 2014. Access Innovations, Inc. All rights reserved. Taxonomies and Indexing  Your taxonomy is only as useful as its applicability to labeling or indexing or categorizing your content.  Indexing is typically the largest cost component, and will make or break your project.
  7. 7. © 2014. Access Innovations, Inc. All rights reserved. Access Innovations, Inc. Jay Ven Eman, Ph.D., CEO j_ven_eman@accessinn.com www.accessinn.com www.dataharmony.com +1.505.998.0800 Albuquerque, NM Changing search to found Thank you! Questions?

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