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Entries Tagged ‘taxonomy’

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.

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.

Weekly Digest for 2009-06-12

[webcast] [search] Presenting Earley SharePoint JumpStart 6/18 “Navigation, Metadata, & Faceted Search” #spjs Register: http://ping.fm/DMseU [webcast] [search] Earley&Assoc “Making Basic SharePoint Search Work” today 12:30EDT #spjs Register: http://ping.fm/DMseU Speaking Wed 6/17 at #semtech2009 in San Jose: “Hybrid Approaches to Taxonomy and Folksonomy” w/ Richard Beatch http://ping.fm/DNNsq

Automating CMS metadata – could that work? How?

In a previous post I asked the question, “What if a web service could automatically provide the CMS metadata when you go to check-in a new topic?” In this post I’ll discuss why you would want to do that, some of the candidate technologies, and what is necessary to make it real.