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Todd’s commentary: This whole conference really opened my eyes to how important taxonomies are in other fields. There was a very humourous debate session during the conference that I didn’t manage to take notes on, but Majorie had an incredible amount of insight on taxonomy standards.
Taxonomy Standards Ã¢â‚¬“ Majorie M.K. Hlava
President Ã¢â‚¬“ Access Innovations, Inc. Ã¢â‚¬“ Data Harmony
Vocabulary and Terminology Standards
What are the for?
Ã‚Â· Removing noise
Ã‚Â· Increasing hits
Define scope of term (meaning)
Equivalence between synonyms
Mercury Ã¢â‚¬“ car, planet, metal?
Nice to have
Ã‚Â· Equivalence Ã¢â‚¬“ synonyms – rogets
Ã‚Â· Associative Ã¢â‚¬“ related terms
Ã‚Â· Hierarchies Ã¢â‚¬“ taxonomy view
Ã‚Â· History Ã¢â‚¬“ development of the term
Ã‚Â· Notes Ã¢â‚¬“ help the user
Ã‚Â· Notation Ã¢â‚¬“ different way to sort
Ã‚Â· Display Ã¢â‚¬“ how to show the terms
o International standards organization
Ã‚Â· W3C Ã¢â‚¬“ world wide web consortium
Ã‚Â· US OMB Ã¢â‚¬“ united states office of management and budgets Ã‚Â· IFLA
Effectiveness of Indexing
Ã‚Â· Same content Ã¢â‚¬“ different domains
Ã‚Â· Different vocabularity Ã¢â‚¬“ same domain
Ã‚Â· Degree of specificity / granularity
Ã‚Â· Handling of synonyms
Ã‚Â· Search methodology
o Pre coordinated
o Post coordinated
o Merges vocabularies
o Merging databases
o Indixing using single vocab
o Federated searching
o Maping or crosswalks
o Decide on master vocab
Z39.19 Ã¢â‚¬“ 2006 Ã¢â‚¬“ Controlled Vocabularies Ã¢â‚¬“ What’s New
Other methods Ã¢â‚¬“ Zeng
Translation and adaption
Node or leaf indexing
Multiple senses for the same noun in a lexical database
OWL Ã¢â‚¬“ Web Ontology Language
RDF Ã¢â‚¬“ Resource description format
SKOS Ã¢â‚¬“ simple knowledge organization systems
o Which community to serve?
o Build on the current standard
o Might make this link next
Other things to watch Ã¢â‚¬“
SIMILE Ã¢â‚¬“ supported through the open source community.