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The Role of Taxonomy in Intelligent Content

Intelligent Content 2011 - Palm Springs, CA 2/16-18Admittedly, taxonomy is probably the farthest thing from your mind if you’re designing an intelligent content application. My conclusion in working with search and enterprise content management technology is that taxonomy development and management is a key success factor in creating effective intelligent content systems. Taxonomy can inform content types and metadata schema, make for consistent tagging, harmonize disparate structured data, and drive dynamic search and navigation user experiences, even with not-so-intelligent legacy content.

Intelligent Content 2010: Making hay from 30 years of legacy content

Join us at Intelligent Content 2010When businesses implement intelligent content, they usually adopt a “day forward” strategy that assures all new content is “intelligent” (in XML and dynamically published), and they minimize the volume of legacy content to convert and migrate. Semiconductor equipment manufacturers – like many other capital equipment manufacturers – support products that last 30 years or more, so legacy technical content is critical to keeping that equipment up, running, and profitable for their customers. In this presentation, we’ll discuss one company’s unique pathway forward to intelligent content. Read more…

Webcast: Taxonomy and Metadata – State of the Practice in Insurance

In this session, we will hear a case study from the Hartford Insurance Group about how taxonomy was applied to improving findability of Underwriting content. We’ll also learn about the state of the insurance industry with regard to adoption of metadata standards and taxonomy practices. This is based on our research into how insurance companies are addressing challenges around content and document management efficiency and search effectiveness by applying taxonomies and metadata.

Webcast: DITA, Metadata Maturity & the Case for Taxonomy

Our research confirms that organizations that use XML authoring are more mature than their peers with respect to the adoption of best practices for search and metadata. However, the use of native DITA metadata capabilities is rare, and many are also missing out on opportunities to use taxonomy for reuse and improved findability. This webcast will explore the metadata capabilities within DITA and component content management systems, discuss two major benefits that can be achieved by using descriptive metadata and taxonomy, and recommend some best practices for getting started with metadata for component-oriented content.

Earley Webcast: Conducting a Search Audit

Jeannine Bartlett, Senior Director, Information Management Solutions, Earley & Associates Avi Rappoport, Consultant, Search Tools August 05, 2009 1:00 PM EDT An enterprise search audit will determine where you need to specifically improve search processes.  Based on actual user behavior and system results, a search audit will provide hard data for a baseline evaluation of […]

Taxonomy CoP Webinar: Metadata Maturity Survey Findings

Paul Wlodarczyk, Earley & Associates Ron Daniel, Taxonomy Strategies LLC Date: Wednesday, July 15, 2009 Time: 1:00 – 2:00 Eastern Time Cost: $50 (Survey respondents need not register and will receive an invitation to this call at no cost) Register here.

SharePoint Jumpstart Webcast: Navigation, Metadata, & Faceted Search

Lars Farstrup, Farstrup Software Paul Wlodarczyk, Earley & Associates Earley & Associates SharePoint Jumpstart Series Thursday, June 18th 12:30 EDT Free.  Register here This session will cover issues in implementing an effective search experience and the range of available add-ons and compatible tools for extending SharePoint search functionality. As the volume of information creeps steadily […]

Hybrid Approaches to Taxonomy & Folksonomy – SemTech 2009

Tagging isn’t new – it’s been around for a dog’s age in internet years. But in the past few years some fresh ideas and tools have reinvigorated the social tagging world. These new approaches include an attempt to improve findability through a bit of structure and control. While the idea of adding control to folksonomy seems like going against the whole selling point of social tagging (flexibility, openness), it is bringing the tagging to a new level, making it more viable for practical use in enterprises.