Hybrid Approaches to Taxonomy and Folksonomy 11-20-09

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Description of hybrid approaches to taxonomy and folksonomy. Delivered at Taxonomy Bootcamp 2009.

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Hybrid Approaches to Taxonomy and Folksonomy 11-20-09

  1. 1. Hybrid Approaches to Taxonomy & Folksonomy! Or …how I learned to stop worrying and enjoy the chaos Stephanie Lemieux
  2. 2. The tired – and mythical - debate 2 Taxonomy Folksonomy Control Democracy Top-down Bottom-up Arduous process Just do it Accurate Good enough Restrictive Flexible Static Evolving Expensive to maintain Low cost – “crowdsourced”
  3. 3. What if we blended them?! 3
  4. 4. Taxonomy! Folksonomy! Oversight User Terms Consistency Low Cost Social Structure Flexibility Findability Goodness! 4
  5. 5. 4 styles of hybrids 5 Tag- Co- influenced existence taxonomy Taxonomy- Tag influenced hierarchies tags
  6. 6. Co-existence 6   Use side by side   Preserve strengths, keep philosophy pure   Variation: tag mediation
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  8. 8. Co-existence – corporate e.g. 8   Raytheon employee portal   Suggested sites feature box   User-submitted keywords http://www.slideshare.net/CJMConnors/i-kms-singapore-presentation
  9. 9. Tag-influenced taxonomy 9   Use tags as candidates   Vet formally   Keep taxonomy “fresh”   Explore automated support Tags are just as good a source for terms as search logs, if not better!!
  10. 10. Harmonized in one interface 10 Taxonomy Folksonomy
  11. 11. Taxonomy-influenced tagging 11   Present choices from controlled vocabulary   Give option to enter tag? Benefits:   Folksonomy ease   Taxonomy consistency   Hybrid findability
  12. 12. zigtag.com 12
  13. 13. myedna (education.au)   Seth Earley, CEO   Stephanie Lemieux, Taxonomy Practice Lead November 16, 2009 KM World
  14. 14. SharePoint 2010 14
  15. 15. Tag hierarchies 15   Auto-clustering   Intelligent tags   Machine-readable tags   MOAT – meaning of a tag
  16. 16. Geo:quartier = “Soho” 16
  17. 17. Conclusions 17   Tags & folksonomies : different sweet spots   Use one to enrich the other   Hybrid applications gaining popularity … even within the enterprise   Intelligent tags will get smarter
  18. 18. Taxonomy & ! folksonomy… ! two great tastes ! that go well ! together! 18
  19. 19. HYBRID APPROACHES TO TAXONOMY & FOLKSONOMY Taxonomy Bootcamp 2009 Stephanie Lemieux Taxonomy Practice Lead Earley & Associates stephanie@earley.com www.earley.com Photo credits: http://www.flickr.com/photos/fca_/1150002994/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/hcy/2572463663/

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