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The National Archives Taxonomy. Jone Garmendia, Head of Cataloguing 25 November 2011. A taxonomy is a system for naming and organising things into groups that show similar characteristics. Taxonomies in the Public Sector (TIPS) http://www.nglis.org.uk/tipsben.htm.

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The National Archives Taxonomy

Jone Garmendia, Head of Cataloguing

25 November 2011

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A taxonomy is a system for naming and organising things into groups that show similar characteristics.

Taxonomies in the Public Sector (TIPS) http://www.nglis.org.uk/tipsben.htm

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A taxonomy is a collection of terms that enable the classification and grouping of content in order to support:

information organisation

searching

information discovery/browsing

website usability

content reuse / serendipity

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Thesaurus:

controlled vocabulary

structured hierarchically using BT, NT, RT

non-preferred terms to handle synonyms

they support:

Information retrieval in controlled bibliographic databases

authority files

expansion of search

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Ontologies

High level intellectual frameworks to organise information

representing concepts, entities and their relationships

used in information science to support:

software engineering

the semantic web

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People

create/own

are active in

Take part in

Places

Records/Assets

are located in

are used in / can trigger

take place in

Events

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A taxonomy is a system for naming and organising things into groups that show similar characteristics.

Taxonomies in the Public Sector (TIPS) http://www.nglis.org.uk/tipsben.htm

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We have not catalogued entries manually

Subject research: words lists

Building Boolean Queries within the Search Engine

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marriage

marital

“marry” “marries” “married”

matrimony

matrimonial

jactitation

betrothal

dowry

jointure

alimony

curtesy

wedding

adultery, adulterous

nuptial

spouse

wedlock

conjugal

certificate of no impediment

re-marriage, remarriage…

mainenance order

Maintenance Order Acts…

bigamy, bigamous, polygam*

common law wife/husband

husband/wife

divorce,

decree nisi, decree absolute

Word Lists and ‘synonyms

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search engine index

taxonomy management software

taxonomist generates query

xml

export

tagging process

categorisation engine

new index

Data flow back

(with tags)

xml tagged data

new index

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Testing and tuning

Beta release April 2011

Taxonomy testing

Multiple tagging

Precision and relevancy of subject tags

Recall: working to provide subjects for the untagged

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