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This workshop will introduce participants to the basics of taxonomy creation. Topics discussed will include different types of taxonomies such as enterprise vs. navigational taxonomies, facets and hierarchies, as well as thesauri and ontologies. Participants will understand the benefits of using taxonomies as well as its various applications to enable and support resource finding. The workshop will include as well discussion of practical matters such as cost, tools and software, and taxonomy management. In order to gain deeper understanding, participants will engage in a series of exercises related to aspects of taxonomy creation such as defining a subject scope, selecting terms, determining their relationships, and identifying facets.
Who should attend:
This workshop is intended for beginners and those with no practical taxonomy experience.
By the end of this program, participants will:
- Understand the benefits and applications of a taxonomy
- Have clear understanding of components of a taxonomy and the difference between a taxonomy, a thesaurus and an ontology
- Be able to apply these concepts and create a basic working taxonomy for a small collection of resources
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