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Controlled Vocabularies, Taxonomies, Metadata, and more IA Summer Institute June 12-16 2006 PowerPoint Presentation
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  1. Controlled Vocabularies, Taxonomies, Metadata, and more IA Summer Institute June 12-16 2006 Gary Carlson Chief Taxonomist garyc@schemalogic.com

  2. WHAT? Taxonomies FromRosenfeld, L. & P. Morville. (2002). Chapter 9, “Thesauri, Controlled Vocabularies, and Metadata” in Information Architecture for the World Wide Web. 2nd ed. Sebastopol, CA: O’Reilly. (p. 176-208).

  3. So What? Connecting people to information requires a common language or perspective (semantics) Information stored in or about • Documents • Images • People • Products • Places…

  4. Usage Re-Usable Objects Capture a particular perspective Consistency Ease of Access Precision

  5. They are everywhere

  6. Why • Connect people to products • People to people • Consistent information retrieval • Accountability

  7. Civilizations in decline are consistently characterized by a tendency towards standardization and uniformity. Arnold Toynbee, historian(1889-1975)

  8. Discussion Contact Information: Gary Carlson Chief Taxonomist garyc@schemalogic.com 425.952.2152