SlideShare a Scribd company logo
Taxonomy for
Emerging Technologies:
Mary Chitty, MSLS, Library Director & Taxonomist, Knowledge & Information Services
Cambridge Healthtech, Needham MA | www.healthtech.com
mchitty@healthtech.com 781 972-5416 | www.genomicglossaries.com
TODAY’S SCIENCE FICTION CAN BE TOMORROW’S SCIENCE
A Division of Cambridge Innovation Institute
In-house database
taxonomy
 Home-grown SQL database
 1991 CEO created structure for
keywords – Still involved with
identifying and creating new terms
 2011 Major reorganization into 25 top
level categories
 2017 Nearly 1,600 concepts and
synonyms
 Database 2.0 in planning
 Looking into new software options
Public website www.genomicglossaries.com​
SharePoint intranet
 2015 Company migrated
to SharePoint intranet
 2017 Summer Knowledge &
Information Services portal
launched
 Developing resources on using and
training about in-house keywords
and database
 All very technical complex
terminology
1999 Started as a small glossary ​based on content from in-house taxonomy​
2000 Launched as website​
2001 Renamed Glossaries & Taxonomies​
June Reviewed by Science magazine – a nice surprise!​
MyTaxonomies
CaseStudy
Search works best IF:
1. You know what to call what you're looking for AND
2. You know what you're looking for exists.
Often neither one is certain for my topics. So …
 1999, created glossaries on DNA and proteins for new market research products.
 Really interested in poly-hierarchical and non-hierarchical relationships
-- not easily curated!​
 2000, when websites were still new, realized this could be a solution to update and
share my terms. This website could be valuable to others.​
 My company is in the information overload business, but we get overloaded too.
 In 2017, major Updates including Ontologies & Taxonomies.
http://www.genomicglossaries.com/content/ontologies.asp
www.GenomicsGlossaries.com
Start small
 Because you’re going to make changes
 Call projects prototype/s or proof/s of concept as long as possible
 Break daunting project revisions and updates into small
manageable chunks
Look for quick wins
 Maximum effect with limited effort​
 More complicated projects can
come later
 Knowledge and credibility gained by
rapid prototyping​
Seek metrics feedback
anywhere and everywhere
 Qualitative and quantitative
 Google Analytics for usage metrics
 Welcome questions and emails
from users
 Look for reviews and accolades
BestPractices
to Start
Both NIH through the Big Data to Knowledge Program and the
European Commission with Horizon 2020 have allocated
considerable resources to making data FAIRer.
FAIR DATA
FAIR Data Principles, 2017 short with link to long version
https://www.force11.org/group/fairgroup/fairprinciples
FAIR Guiding Principles for scientific data management and
stewardship Sci Data. 2016; 3: 160018. Published online 2016
Mar15. doi: 10.1038/sdata.2016.18
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4792175/
Opportunities
fortaxonomists
&ontologists
 Findable
 Accessible
 Interoperable
 Reusable
LessonsLearned
USEFUL INSIGHTS
 Take advantage of modularity & reusability. Don’t re-invent the wheel.​
 Descriptive not prescriptive definitions,​ if any.​
 Packaging and labels matter. Taxonomies or ontologies sound sexier than
thesauri or controlled vocabularies​
 Taxonomies inherently get more and more granular. Keep editing!​
REMEMBER
 Don't try to boil the ocean.​
 80/20 rule or the Pareto principal
Focus on 20% of effort with 80% of usage – not the other way around.
 Relevance is inherently subjective. ​What do your users value most?​
MyOngoing
Challenges
in2017
even after years of experience!
MAINTENANCE AND UPKEEP
 Integration
Topics morph in new directions & into new disciplines
 Interoperability & reusability
Huge challenges still
 Scalability
Balance short term & long term needs & goals​
RETURN ON INVESTMENT
 Complexity and information overload trade-offs​
 Out-of-the-Box vs. Configurability vs. Customization
More programming = more $ - Choose software wisely​
 People can’t buy your products if they don’t know they exist,
or where to find them.​
TakeHome
Messages
 Choose challenging – but not impossible projects.
Look for allies and buy-in to help make sustainable
progress.
 Use metrics and feedback to measure progress, so you
know when you've made some.
 Share best practices, lessons learned and ongoing
challenges. Acknowledge issues nobody has resolved
yet, so you don't get discouraged.
Focus

More Related Content

What's hot

Winning research proposals with open science
Winning research proposals with open scienceWinning research proposals with open science
Winning research proposals with open science
Ivo Grigorov
 
Herding Cats: User Research Techniques for Standardizing an Organic Intranet
Herding Cats: User Research Techniques for Standardizing an Organic IntranetHerding Cats: User Research Techniques for Standardizing an Organic Intranet
Herding Cats: User Research Techniques for Standardizing an Organic Intranet
Gianna Pfister-LaPin
 
Managing Data Science | Lessons from the Field
Managing Data Science | Lessons from the Field Managing Data Science | Lessons from the Field
Managing Data Science | Lessons from the Field
Domino Data Lab
 
DayOne background - digital nudges event
DayOne background - digital nudges eventDayOne background - digital nudges event
DayOne background - digital nudges event
DayOne
 
Open Science in Horizon 2020: Can you afford not to?
Open Science in Horizon 2020: Can you afford not to?Open Science in Horizon 2020: Can you afford not to?
Open Science in Horizon 2020: Can you afford not to?
Ivo Grigorov
 
Open Science by default in Doctoral Schools?
Open Science by default in Doctoral Schools?Open Science by default in Doctoral Schools?
Open Science by default in Doctoral Schools?
Ivo Grigorov
 
Passive Vs Active Knowledge Exchange
Passive Vs Active Knowledge ExchangePassive Vs Active Knowledge Exchange
Passive Vs Active Knowledge Exchange
Ivo Grigorov
 
Agile E-Learning
Agile E-LearningAgile E-Learning
Agile E-Learning
Steve Rayson
 
BD2K Update
BD2K UpdateBD2K Update
BD2K Update
Philip Bourne
 
Writing successful data management plans
Writing successful data management plansWriting successful data management plans
Writing successful data management plans
IzzyChad
 
1615 track1 schleicher
1615 track1 schleicher1615 track1 schleicher
1615 track1 schleicher
Rising Media, Inc.
 
Philips Big Data Expo
Philips Big Data ExpoPhilips Big Data Expo
Philips Big Data Expo
BigDataExpo
 
1115 track1 ramirez_whiting
1115 track1 ramirez_whiting1115 track1 ramirez_whiting
1115 track1 ramirez_whiting
Rising Media, Inc.
 
Giovanni Lanzani GoDataDriven
Giovanni Lanzani GoDataDrivenGiovanni Lanzani GoDataDriven
Giovanni Lanzani GoDataDriven
BigDataExpo
 
1140 track 1 weiss_using his mac
1140 track 1 weiss_using his mac1140 track 1 weiss_using his mac
1140 track 1 weiss_using his mac
Rising Media, Inc.
 
DAS UK Carbon Neutral Case Study for Go Green Workshop
DAS UK Carbon Neutral Case Study for Go Green WorkshopDAS UK Carbon Neutral Case Study for Go Green Workshop
DAS UK Carbon Neutral Case Study for Go Green Workshop
Go Green
 
Realtime Learning: Using Triggers to Know What the ?$# is Going On
Realtime Learning: Using Triggers to Know What the ?$# is Going OnRealtime Learning: Using Triggers to Know What the ?$# is Going On
Realtime Learning: Using Triggers to Know What the ?$# is Going On
Domino Data Lab
 

What's hot (17)

Winning research proposals with open science
Winning research proposals with open scienceWinning research proposals with open science
Winning research proposals with open science
 
Herding Cats: User Research Techniques for Standardizing an Organic Intranet
Herding Cats: User Research Techniques for Standardizing an Organic IntranetHerding Cats: User Research Techniques for Standardizing an Organic Intranet
Herding Cats: User Research Techniques for Standardizing an Organic Intranet
 
Managing Data Science | Lessons from the Field
Managing Data Science | Lessons from the Field Managing Data Science | Lessons from the Field
Managing Data Science | Lessons from the Field
 
DayOne background - digital nudges event
DayOne background - digital nudges eventDayOne background - digital nudges event
DayOne background - digital nudges event
 
Open Science in Horizon 2020: Can you afford not to?
Open Science in Horizon 2020: Can you afford not to?Open Science in Horizon 2020: Can you afford not to?
Open Science in Horizon 2020: Can you afford not to?
 
Open Science by default in Doctoral Schools?
Open Science by default in Doctoral Schools?Open Science by default in Doctoral Schools?
Open Science by default in Doctoral Schools?
 
Passive Vs Active Knowledge Exchange
Passive Vs Active Knowledge ExchangePassive Vs Active Knowledge Exchange
Passive Vs Active Knowledge Exchange
 
Agile E-Learning
Agile E-LearningAgile E-Learning
Agile E-Learning
 
BD2K Update
BD2K UpdateBD2K Update
BD2K Update
 
Writing successful data management plans
Writing successful data management plansWriting successful data management plans
Writing successful data management plans
 
1615 track1 schleicher
1615 track1 schleicher1615 track1 schleicher
1615 track1 schleicher
 
Philips Big Data Expo
Philips Big Data ExpoPhilips Big Data Expo
Philips Big Data Expo
 
1115 track1 ramirez_whiting
1115 track1 ramirez_whiting1115 track1 ramirez_whiting
1115 track1 ramirez_whiting
 
Giovanni Lanzani GoDataDriven
Giovanni Lanzani GoDataDrivenGiovanni Lanzani GoDataDriven
Giovanni Lanzani GoDataDriven
 
1140 track 1 weiss_using his mac
1140 track 1 weiss_using his mac1140 track 1 weiss_using his mac
1140 track 1 weiss_using his mac
 
DAS UK Carbon Neutral Case Study for Go Green Workshop
DAS UK Carbon Neutral Case Study for Go Green WorkshopDAS UK Carbon Neutral Case Study for Go Green Workshop
DAS UK Carbon Neutral Case Study for Go Green Workshop
 
Realtime Learning: Using Triggers to Know What the ?$# is Going On
Realtime Learning: Using Triggers to Know What the ?$# is Going OnRealtime Learning: Using Triggers to Know What the ?$# is Going On
Realtime Learning: Using Triggers to Know What the ?$# is Going On
 

Similar to Taxonomy boot camp best practices panel Mary Chitty

Crafting a Compelling Data Science Resume
Crafting a Compelling Data Science ResumeCrafting a Compelling Data Science Resume
Crafting a Compelling Data Science Resume
Arushi Prakash, Ph.D.
 
Sheet1 .docx
Sheet1                                                            .docxSheet1                                                            .docx
Sheet1 .docx
bjohn46
 
IE Big Data for Business - Brochure
IE Big Data for Business - BrochureIE Big Data for Business - Brochure
IE Big Data for Business - Brochure
Sokho TRINH
 
Lessons from the front line: next-generation knowledge management in the reso...
Lessons from the front line: next-generation knowledge management in the reso...Lessons from the front line: next-generation knowledge management in the reso...
Lessons from the front line: next-generation knowledge management in the reso...
Velrada
 
Reduce Your Taxonomy Deployment Time from Months to Weeks Webinar
Reduce Your Taxonomy Deployment Time from Months to Weeks WebinarReduce Your Taxonomy Deployment Time from Months to Weeks Webinar
Reduce Your Taxonomy Deployment Time from Months to Weeks Webinar
Concept Searching, Inc
 
Oracle - How to take control of Product and Service Innovation guide.PDF
Oracle - How to take control of Product and Service Innovation guide.PDFOracle - How to take control of Product and Service Innovation guide.PDF
Oracle - How to take control of Product and Service Innovation guide.PDF
Francois Thierart
 
BIG DATA IN BUSINESS Implement and use Big Data to your organization’s advantage
BIG DATA IN BUSINESS Implement and use Big Data to your organization’s advantageBIG DATA IN BUSINESS Implement and use Big Data to your organization’s advantage
BIG DATA IN BUSINESS Implement and use Big Data to your organization’s advantage
Aurélie Pols
 
Is collaboration the future of business IT? - Patrick Bolger, Hornbill
Is collaboration the future of business IT? - Patrick Bolger, HornbillIs collaboration the future of business IT? - Patrick Bolger, Hornbill
Is collaboration the future of business IT? - Patrick Bolger, Hornbill
SITS - The ITSM Show
 
Metadata Management In A Social Media World, Spsbos, 2 2010
Metadata Management In A Social Media World, Spsbos, 2 2010Metadata Management In A Social Media World, Spsbos, 2 2010
Metadata Management In A Social Media World, Spsbos, 2 2010
Christian Buckley
 
What Is Mike2.0
What Is Mike2.0What Is Mike2.0
What Is Mike2.0
sean.mcclowry
 
Mande Presentation : Brown Color Theme
Mande Presentation : Brown Color ThemeMande Presentation : Brown Color Theme
Mande Presentation : Brown Color Theme
punkl.
 
Mande Presentation : Blue Color Theme
Mande Presentation : Blue Color ThemeMande Presentation : Blue Color Theme
Mande Presentation : Blue Color Theme
punkl.
 
Mande Presentation : Green Color Theme
Mande Presentation : Green Color ThemeMande Presentation : Green Color Theme
Mande Presentation : Green Color Theme
punkl.
 
Mande Presentation : Purple Color Theme
Mande Presentation : Purple Color ThemeMande Presentation : Purple Color Theme
Mande Presentation : Purple Color Theme
punkl.
 
Mande Presentation : Grey Color Theme
Mande Presentation : Grey Color ThemeMande Presentation : Grey Color Theme
Mande Presentation : Grey Color Theme
punkl.
 
Innovate or Die!: A journey with Life Technologies to innovate, optimize & re...
Innovate or Die!: A journey with Life Technologies to innovate, optimize & re...Innovate or Die!: A journey with Life Technologies to innovate, optimize & re...
Innovate or Die!: A journey with Life Technologies to innovate, optimize & re...
Michael Meinhardt
 
John Kret Resume Data Analyst
John Kret Resume Data  AnalystJohn Kret Resume Data  Analyst
John Kret Resume Data Analyst
John Kret
 
12 02 08 New Delhi Apo Km Conference
12 02 08 New Delhi Apo Km Conference12 02 08 New Delhi Apo Km Conference
12 02 08 New Delhi Apo Km Conference
Ron Young
 
FAST Search-webinar-06-29-2010
FAST Search-webinar-06-29-2010FAST Search-webinar-06-29-2010
FAST Search-webinar-06-29-2010
Earley Information Science
 
Cloudwordslifetechnologieshardiemeinhardtlocworldlondon2013 130617152105-phpa...
Cloudwordslifetechnologieshardiemeinhardtlocworldlondon2013 130617152105-phpa...Cloudwordslifetechnologieshardiemeinhardtlocworldlondon2013 130617152105-phpa...
Cloudwordslifetechnologieshardiemeinhardtlocworldlondon2013 130617152105-phpa...
nbalagot1
 

Similar to Taxonomy boot camp best practices panel Mary Chitty (20)

Crafting a Compelling Data Science Resume
Crafting a Compelling Data Science ResumeCrafting a Compelling Data Science Resume
Crafting a Compelling Data Science Resume
 
Sheet1 .docx
Sheet1                                                            .docxSheet1                                                            .docx
Sheet1 .docx
 
IE Big Data for Business - Brochure
IE Big Data for Business - BrochureIE Big Data for Business - Brochure
IE Big Data for Business - Brochure
 
Lessons from the front line: next-generation knowledge management in the reso...
Lessons from the front line: next-generation knowledge management in the reso...Lessons from the front line: next-generation knowledge management in the reso...
Lessons from the front line: next-generation knowledge management in the reso...
 
Reduce Your Taxonomy Deployment Time from Months to Weeks Webinar
Reduce Your Taxonomy Deployment Time from Months to Weeks WebinarReduce Your Taxonomy Deployment Time from Months to Weeks Webinar
Reduce Your Taxonomy Deployment Time from Months to Weeks Webinar
 
Oracle - How to take control of Product and Service Innovation guide.PDF
Oracle - How to take control of Product and Service Innovation guide.PDFOracle - How to take control of Product and Service Innovation guide.PDF
Oracle - How to take control of Product and Service Innovation guide.PDF
 
BIG DATA IN BUSINESS Implement and use Big Data to your organization’s advantage
BIG DATA IN BUSINESS Implement and use Big Data to your organization’s advantageBIG DATA IN BUSINESS Implement and use Big Data to your organization’s advantage
BIG DATA IN BUSINESS Implement and use Big Data to your organization’s advantage
 
Is collaboration the future of business IT? - Patrick Bolger, Hornbill
Is collaboration the future of business IT? - Patrick Bolger, HornbillIs collaboration the future of business IT? - Patrick Bolger, Hornbill
Is collaboration the future of business IT? - Patrick Bolger, Hornbill
 
Metadata Management In A Social Media World, Spsbos, 2 2010
Metadata Management In A Social Media World, Spsbos, 2 2010Metadata Management In A Social Media World, Spsbos, 2 2010
Metadata Management In A Social Media World, Spsbos, 2 2010
 
What Is Mike2.0
What Is Mike2.0What Is Mike2.0
What Is Mike2.0
 
Mande Presentation : Brown Color Theme
Mande Presentation : Brown Color ThemeMande Presentation : Brown Color Theme
Mande Presentation : Brown Color Theme
 
Mande Presentation : Blue Color Theme
Mande Presentation : Blue Color ThemeMande Presentation : Blue Color Theme
Mande Presentation : Blue Color Theme
 
Mande Presentation : Green Color Theme
Mande Presentation : Green Color ThemeMande Presentation : Green Color Theme
Mande Presentation : Green Color Theme
 
Mande Presentation : Purple Color Theme
Mande Presentation : Purple Color ThemeMande Presentation : Purple Color Theme
Mande Presentation : Purple Color Theme
 
Mande Presentation : Grey Color Theme
Mande Presentation : Grey Color ThemeMande Presentation : Grey Color Theme
Mande Presentation : Grey Color Theme
 
Innovate or Die!: A journey with Life Technologies to innovate, optimize & re...
Innovate or Die!: A journey with Life Technologies to innovate, optimize & re...Innovate or Die!: A journey with Life Technologies to innovate, optimize & re...
Innovate or Die!: A journey with Life Technologies to innovate, optimize & re...
 
John Kret Resume Data Analyst
John Kret Resume Data  AnalystJohn Kret Resume Data  Analyst
John Kret Resume Data Analyst
 
12 02 08 New Delhi Apo Km Conference
12 02 08 New Delhi Apo Km Conference12 02 08 New Delhi Apo Km Conference
12 02 08 New Delhi Apo Km Conference
 
FAST Search-webinar-06-29-2010
FAST Search-webinar-06-29-2010FAST Search-webinar-06-29-2010
FAST Search-webinar-06-29-2010
 
Cloudwordslifetechnologieshardiemeinhardtlocworldlondon2013 130617152105-phpa...
Cloudwordslifetechnologieshardiemeinhardtlocworldlondon2013 130617152105-phpa...Cloudwordslifetechnologieshardiemeinhardtlocworldlondon2013 130617152105-phpa...
Cloudwordslifetechnologieshardiemeinhardtlocworldlondon2013 130617152105-phpa...
 

Recently uploaded

ISBP 821 - UCP 600 - ed).pdf banking standards
ISBP 821 - UCP 600 - ed).pdf banking standardsISBP 821 - UCP 600 - ed).pdf banking standards
ISBP 821 - UCP 600 - ed).pdf banking standards
DevanshuAnada1
 
the unexpected potential of Dijkstra's Algorithm
the unexpected potential of Dijkstra's Algorithmthe unexpected potential of Dijkstra's Algorithm
the unexpected potential of Dijkstra's Algorithm
huseindihon
 
all about the data science process, covering the steps present in almost ever...
all about the data science process, covering the steps present in almost ever...all about the data science process, covering the steps present in almost ever...
all about the data science process, covering the steps present in almost ever...
palaniappancse
 
Oracle Database Desupported Features on 23ai (Part A)
Oracle Database Desupported Features on 23ai (Part A)Oracle Database Desupported Features on 23ai (Part A)
Oracle Database Desupported Features on 23ai (Part A)
Alireza Kamrani
 
Universidad de Alcalá degree offer diploma Transcript
Universidad de Alcalá  degree offer diploma TranscriptUniversidad de Alcalá  degree offer diploma Transcript
Universidad de Alcalá degree offer diploma Transcript
taqyea
 
Universidad de Valladolid degree offer diploma Transcript
Universidad de Valladolid  degree offer diploma TranscriptUniversidad de Valladolid  degree offer diploma Transcript
Universidad de Valladolid degree offer diploma Transcript
taqyea
 
Universidad Camilo José Cela degree offer diploma Transcript
Universidad Camilo José Cela  degree offer diploma TranscriptUniversidad Camilo José Cela  degree offer diploma Transcript
Universidad Camilo José Cela degree offer diploma Transcript
taqyea
 
University of the Sunshine Coast degree offer diploma Transcript
University of the Sunshine Coast  degree offer diploma TranscriptUniversity of the Sunshine Coast  degree offer diploma Transcript
University of the Sunshine Coast degree offer diploma Transcript
taqyea
 
The University of New England degree offer diploma Transcript
The University of New England  degree offer diploma TranscriptThe University of New England  degree offer diploma Transcript
The University of New England degree offer diploma Transcript
taqyea
 
ch8_multiplexing cs553 st07 slide share ss
ch8_multiplexing cs553 st07 slide share ssch8_multiplexing cs553 st07 slide share ss
ch8_multiplexing cs553 st07 slide share ss
MinThetLwin1
 
Universitat Oberta de Catalunya degree offer diploma Transcript
Universitat Oberta de Catalunya  degree offer diploma TranscriptUniversitat Oberta de Catalunya  degree offer diploma Transcript
Universitat Oberta de Catalunya degree offer diploma Transcript
taqyea
 
The University of Melbourne degree offer diploma Transcript
The University of Melbourne  degree offer diploma TranscriptThe University of Melbourne  degree offer diploma Transcript
The University of Melbourne degree offer diploma Transcript
taqyea
 
Universidad de Barcelona degree offer diploma Transcript
Universidad de Barcelona  degree offer diploma TranscriptUniversidad de Barcelona  degree offer diploma Transcript
Universidad de Barcelona degree offer diploma Transcript
taqyea
 
Universidad de Cádiz degree offer diploma Transcript
Universidad de Cádiz  degree offer diploma TranscriptUniversidad de Cádiz  degree offer diploma Transcript
Universidad de Cádiz degree offer diploma Transcript
taqyea
 
Niagara College degree offer diploma Transcript
Niagara College  degree offer diploma TranscriptNiagara College  degree offer diploma Transcript
Niagara College degree offer diploma Transcript
taqyea
 
Simon Fraser University degree offer diploma Transcript
Simon Fraser University  degree offer diploma TranscriptSimon Fraser University  degree offer diploma Transcript
Simon Fraser University degree offer diploma Transcript
taqyea
 
Universidad Complutense de Madrid degree offer diploma Transcript
Universidad Complutense de Madrid  degree offer diploma TranscriptUniversidad Complutense de Madrid  degree offer diploma Transcript
Universidad Complutense de Madrid degree offer diploma Transcript
taqyea
 
MUMBAI MONTHLY RAINFALL CAPSTONE PROJECT
MUMBAI MONTHLY RAINFALL CAPSTONE PROJECTMUMBAI MONTHLY RAINFALL CAPSTONE PROJECT
MUMBAI MONTHLY RAINFALL CAPSTONE PROJECT
GaneshGanesh399816
 
Streamlining Legacy Complexity Through Modernization
Streamlining Legacy Complexity Through ModernizationStreamlining Legacy Complexity Through Modernization
Streamlining Legacy Complexity Through Modernization
sanjay singh
 
Machine learning _new.pptx for a presentation
Machine learning _new.pptx for a presentationMachine learning _new.pptx for a presentation
Machine learning _new.pptx for a presentation
RahulS66654
 

Recently uploaded (20)

ISBP 821 - UCP 600 - ed).pdf banking standards
ISBP 821 - UCP 600 - ed).pdf banking standardsISBP 821 - UCP 600 - ed).pdf banking standards
ISBP 821 - UCP 600 - ed).pdf banking standards
 
the unexpected potential of Dijkstra's Algorithm
the unexpected potential of Dijkstra's Algorithmthe unexpected potential of Dijkstra's Algorithm
the unexpected potential of Dijkstra's Algorithm
 
all about the data science process, covering the steps present in almost ever...
all about the data science process, covering the steps present in almost ever...all about the data science process, covering the steps present in almost ever...
all about the data science process, covering the steps present in almost ever...
 
Oracle Database Desupported Features on 23ai (Part A)
Oracle Database Desupported Features on 23ai (Part A)Oracle Database Desupported Features on 23ai (Part A)
Oracle Database Desupported Features on 23ai (Part A)
 
Universidad de Alcalá degree offer diploma Transcript
Universidad de Alcalá  degree offer diploma TranscriptUniversidad de Alcalá  degree offer diploma Transcript
Universidad de Alcalá degree offer diploma Transcript
 
Universidad de Valladolid degree offer diploma Transcript
Universidad de Valladolid  degree offer diploma TranscriptUniversidad de Valladolid  degree offer diploma Transcript
Universidad de Valladolid degree offer diploma Transcript
 
Universidad Camilo José Cela degree offer diploma Transcript
Universidad Camilo José Cela  degree offer diploma TranscriptUniversidad Camilo José Cela  degree offer diploma Transcript
Universidad Camilo José Cela degree offer diploma Transcript
 
University of the Sunshine Coast degree offer diploma Transcript
University of the Sunshine Coast  degree offer diploma TranscriptUniversity of the Sunshine Coast  degree offer diploma Transcript
University of the Sunshine Coast degree offer diploma Transcript
 
The University of New England degree offer diploma Transcript
The University of New England  degree offer diploma TranscriptThe University of New England  degree offer diploma Transcript
The University of New England degree offer diploma Transcript
 
ch8_multiplexing cs553 st07 slide share ss
ch8_multiplexing cs553 st07 slide share ssch8_multiplexing cs553 st07 slide share ss
ch8_multiplexing cs553 st07 slide share ss
 
Universitat Oberta de Catalunya degree offer diploma Transcript
Universitat Oberta de Catalunya  degree offer diploma TranscriptUniversitat Oberta de Catalunya  degree offer diploma Transcript
Universitat Oberta de Catalunya degree offer diploma Transcript
 
The University of Melbourne degree offer diploma Transcript
The University of Melbourne  degree offer diploma TranscriptThe University of Melbourne  degree offer diploma Transcript
The University of Melbourne degree offer diploma Transcript
 
Universidad de Barcelona degree offer diploma Transcript
Universidad de Barcelona  degree offer diploma TranscriptUniversidad de Barcelona  degree offer diploma Transcript
Universidad de Barcelona degree offer diploma Transcript
 
Universidad de Cádiz degree offer diploma Transcript
Universidad de Cádiz  degree offer diploma TranscriptUniversidad de Cádiz  degree offer diploma Transcript
Universidad de Cádiz degree offer diploma Transcript
 
Niagara College degree offer diploma Transcript
Niagara College  degree offer diploma TranscriptNiagara College  degree offer diploma Transcript
Niagara College degree offer diploma Transcript
 
Simon Fraser University degree offer diploma Transcript
Simon Fraser University  degree offer diploma TranscriptSimon Fraser University  degree offer diploma Transcript
Simon Fraser University degree offer diploma Transcript
 
Universidad Complutense de Madrid degree offer diploma Transcript
Universidad Complutense de Madrid  degree offer diploma TranscriptUniversidad Complutense de Madrid  degree offer diploma Transcript
Universidad Complutense de Madrid degree offer diploma Transcript
 
MUMBAI MONTHLY RAINFALL CAPSTONE PROJECT
MUMBAI MONTHLY RAINFALL CAPSTONE PROJECTMUMBAI MONTHLY RAINFALL CAPSTONE PROJECT
MUMBAI MONTHLY RAINFALL CAPSTONE PROJECT
 
Streamlining Legacy Complexity Through Modernization
Streamlining Legacy Complexity Through ModernizationStreamlining Legacy Complexity Through Modernization
Streamlining Legacy Complexity Through Modernization
 
Machine learning _new.pptx for a presentation
Machine learning _new.pptx for a presentationMachine learning _new.pptx for a presentation
Machine learning _new.pptx for a presentation
 

Taxonomy boot camp best practices panel Mary Chitty

  • 1. Taxonomy for Emerging Technologies: Mary Chitty, MSLS, Library Director & Taxonomist, Knowledge & Information Services Cambridge Healthtech, Needham MA | www.healthtech.com mchitty@healthtech.com 781 972-5416 | www.genomicglossaries.com TODAY’S SCIENCE FICTION CAN BE TOMORROW’S SCIENCE A Division of Cambridge Innovation Institute
  • 2. In-house database taxonomy  Home-grown SQL database  1991 CEO created structure for keywords – Still involved with identifying and creating new terms  2011 Major reorganization into 25 top level categories  2017 Nearly 1,600 concepts and synonyms  Database 2.0 in planning  Looking into new software options Public website www.genomicglossaries.com​ SharePoint intranet  2015 Company migrated to SharePoint intranet  2017 Summer Knowledge & Information Services portal launched  Developing resources on using and training about in-house keywords and database  All very technical complex terminology 1999 Started as a small glossary ​based on content from in-house taxonomy​ 2000 Launched as website​ 2001 Renamed Glossaries & Taxonomies​ June Reviewed by Science magazine – a nice surprise!​ MyTaxonomies
  • 3. CaseStudy Search works best IF: 1. You know what to call what you're looking for AND 2. You know what you're looking for exists. Often neither one is certain for my topics. So …  1999, created glossaries on DNA and proteins for new market research products.  Really interested in poly-hierarchical and non-hierarchical relationships -- not easily curated!​  2000, when websites were still new, realized this could be a solution to update and share my terms. This website could be valuable to others.​  My company is in the information overload business, but we get overloaded too.  In 2017, major Updates including Ontologies & Taxonomies. http://www.genomicglossaries.com/content/ontologies.asp www.GenomicsGlossaries.com
  • 4. Start small  Because you’re going to make changes  Call projects prototype/s or proof/s of concept as long as possible  Break daunting project revisions and updates into small manageable chunks Look for quick wins  Maximum effect with limited effort​  More complicated projects can come later  Knowledge and credibility gained by rapid prototyping​ Seek metrics feedback anywhere and everywhere  Qualitative and quantitative  Google Analytics for usage metrics  Welcome questions and emails from users  Look for reviews and accolades BestPractices to Start
  • 5. Both NIH through the Big Data to Knowledge Program and the European Commission with Horizon 2020 have allocated considerable resources to making data FAIRer. FAIR DATA FAIR Data Principles, 2017 short with link to long version https://www.force11.org/group/fairgroup/fairprinciples FAIR Guiding Principles for scientific data management and stewardship Sci Data. 2016; 3: 160018. Published online 2016 Mar15. doi: 10.1038/sdata.2016.18 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4792175/ Opportunities fortaxonomists &ontologists  Findable  Accessible  Interoperable  Reusable
  • 6. LessonsLearned USEFUL INSIGHTS  Take advantage of modularity & reusability. Don’t re-invent the wheel.​  Descriptive not prescriptive definitions,​ if any.​  Packaging and labels matter. Taxonomies or ontologies sound sexier than thesauri or controlled vocabularies​  Taxonomies inherently get more and more granular. Keep editing!​ REMEMBER  Don't try to boil the ocean.​  80/20 rule or the Pareto principal Focus on 20% of effort with 80% of usage – not the other way around.  Relevance is inherently subjective. ​What do your users value most?​
  • 7. MyOngoing Challenges in2017 even after years of experience! MAINTENANCE AND UPKEEP  Integration Topics morph in new directions & into new disciplines  Interoperability & reusability Huge challenges still  Scalability Balance short term & long term needs & goals​ RETURN ON INVESTMENT  Complexity and information overload trade-offs​  Out-of-the-Box vs. Configurability vs. Customization More programming = more $ - Choose software wisely​  People can’t buy your products if they don’t know they exist, or where to find them.​
  • 8. TakeHome Messages  Choose challenging – but not impossible projects. Look for allies and buy-in to help make sustainable progress.  Use metrics and feedback to measure progress, so you know when you've made some.  Share best practices, lessons learned and ongoing challenges. Acknowledge issues nobody has resolved yet, so you don't get discouraged. Focus