Taxonomy Strategies is an information management consultancy that specializes in applying taxonomies, metadata, automatic classification, and other information retrieval technologies to the needs of business.
What is a Taxonomy?
A taxonomy provides the overall scheme for organizing content to solve a business problem such as improving search, browsing for content enterprise-wide, enabling business users to catalog reports or syndicate content, and otherwise providing the basis for effective and efficient content use and re-use.
Taxonomies represent a predefined organizational structure that can cover a range of subjects from general industries or fields of study to the relevant words and terms unique to the business. They are usually arranged hierarchically, reflect general to more specific relationships and show correlations between subject areas.
Taxonomies also help to provide an optimized map or information architecture that allows users to intuitively navigate content, or directs users to the content the site owner wants them to see.
What are the key benefits of a Taxonomy?
Effectiveness to help you make money
Control of your content and compliance with regulations
Efficiency to help you save money
Taxonomy Strategies provides specialized consulting services to help organizations arrange their information for its most effective use. Our services include:
“For a large enterprise to share information across diverse product lines and functions, a common language or taxonomy is required to classify the information. The best way to develop the common taxonomy is to look at the hierarchies currently in use.”
Joseph Busch, Taxonomy Strategies at the Information Architecture Conference on March 31, 2023.
Joseph Busch, Taxonomy Strategies at Text Analytics Forum on November 10, 2022, 2:00-2:20 PM.
Joseph Busch, Taxonomy Strategies at Taxonomy Bootcamp on November 7, 2022, 1:30-2:00 PM.
NKOS 2023 Workshop
The recording of the NKOS Workshop is now available. You can watch the entire video here. You can also access individual presentations from the NKOS workshop through this list of presentations:
- KOS Terminology Services Panel (America & Asia) – Introduction
- BioPortal and OntoPortal
- MedPortal and BMICC
- OCLC FAST and Dewey
- Generating a Classification Using ChatGPT
- Modeling a Business Classification Scheme for Sustainable Economic Development Projects
- Modeling Ritual Activities of Intangible Cultural Heritage
- National Agricultural Library Thesaurus (NALT) for the Machine Age
- Contribution of Singapore People, Organisations & Places Name Authority Data
- Linking Bibliographic Data to Hidden Knowledge Workers, Translators
- KOS Terminology Services Panel (Europe) – Introduction
- KOKO upper ontology cloud
- Linked Conservation Data
- Chinese Iconography Thesaurus
- Panel Q&A
NKOS Special Issue of TEL
Volume 41 Issue 6 of The Electronic Library (TEL) has been published. Here is the table of contents of the Special Issue: Recent networked knowledge organization systems/services/structures (NKOS) research:
- Joseph Busch. “Guest editorial: Knowledge organization systems are an enduring method for information access and control.” https://doi.org/10.1108/EL-12-2023-350
- Ziyoung Park. “Aggregating distributed KOSs: enriching with meta information and linking to the multilingual KOS registry.” https://doi.org/10.1108/EL-06-2023-0168
- Gema Bueno de la Fuente, Carmen Agustín-Lacruz, Mariângela Spotti Lopes Fujita, Ana Lúcia Terra. “Knowledge organisation in institutional repositories: a case study on policies and procedures manuals in the Ibero-American environment.” https://doi.org/10.1108/EL-05-2023-0128
- L.P. Coladangelo . “Toward a framework for visual nomen.” https://doi.org/10.1108/EL-05-2023-0104
Julaine Clunis. “Enhancing health-care data integration via automated semantic mapping.” https://doi.org/10.1108/EL-06-2023-0142
NKOS 2023 Workshop
The 2023 NKOS Consolidated Workshop will be held as part of the International Conference on Dublin Core and Metadata Applications on November 9 from 9:00 AM-8:00 PM KST at the Kyungpook National University, in Daegu, South Korea. To enable wide global participation, the consolidated workshop will be scheduled as a series of 3-hour sections, each containing two 90-minute sessions to accommodate Asian, American, and European time zones. Participation in the in-person workshop will require registration included with the rest of the Dublin Core conference. (Those only participating in the in-person workshop will pay a small fee to cover lunch and refreshments). Participation in the virtual workshop will require pre-registration to get access to the online sessions but will be free.
Clients Taxonomy Strategies provides specialized consulting services to help organizations arrange their information for its most effective use.
Taxonomy Strategies often partners with other consulting organizations and leading edge vendors that focus on helping organizations arrange their information for its most effective use.
“Before [the taxonomy project], the location of digital images, slides, CDs, etc. was stored in my neural network. Now those resources reside in the digital asset management system. They are all digital, and they are all tagged. Access is now open. We can meet requests for specific assets quickly and accurately.”
Susan Levings, UCSF School of Pharmacy, Associate Dean for Planning and Communications