Everything You Need to Know About Taxonomy in One Place

This free online information resource is all about taxonomy: Content and links to everything you need to know about taxonomy in one convenient website. Explore our subject-oriented directory of taxonomies and their publishers; peruse blogs and events about taxonomies; discover taxonomy books and standards; research taxonomy software products; and connect with experts and consulting services.


 Featured Events

Taxonomy Boot Camp London 2018 will be held October 16-17. Attendees will explore and debate the growing use of taxonomies to drive data, content, information processes and more. Participants of all experience levels will learn everything needed to get started with taxonomies; essential tips for immediately managing a taxonomy; new approaches to dealing with common issues, such as getting business buy-in and governance; the latest applications of taxonomies including NLP, semantics, and machine learning; and how to make the most of cutting-edge technologies and industry-leading software.

Taxonomy Boot Camp 2018, which will be held in Washington, DC from November 5-6, will explore how we can use our skills to help model and structure understanding to support all types of emerging technologies like AI and machine learning. Taxonomists and ontologists have long played the role of translators from human to machine and are thus key players in the developing world of AI. We will look at methodologies to better discover and codify how humans think, from user research techniques to knowledge modeling approaches. We will also look at how taxonomies and ontologies are being designed for use in “smart” applications.

Taxonomy Boot Camp is the world’s leading conference dedicated to exploring the successes, challenges, methodologies and products for taxonomies. Join us and share your experiences, network with peers, and get incredible insight on taxonomies, ontologies, folksonomies, tagging mechanisms and other techniques for organizing information at this one-of-a-kind event.

Taxonomy Boot Camp is designed for Taxonomists and Ontologists, Information Architects, Content Managers, Knowledge Engineers, Intranet Professionals, Content Classification Specialists, Information Professionals, Information Scientists, and anyone responsible for classifying, organizing, or managing content. Beginner sessions cover the nuts and bolts, while more advanced sessions give experienced practitioners insight into how others have evolved their approaches. Hear case studies, how-to sessions, and practical talks on taxonomy tools and methods, and cutting-edge developments in the field.

 Featured Blog

SynapticaCentral provides a well balanced round up of news and views on all aspects of taxonomy, information management, and the organization of digital knowledge. A must read blog on the web at: http://www.synapticacentral.com.

 Featured Book

Deep Text
Using Text Analytics to Conquer Information Overload, Get Real Value from Social Media, and Add Big(ger) Text to Big Data
By Tom Reamy
Foreword by Patrick Lambe

Deep text is an approach to text analytics that adds depth and intelligence to our ability to utilize a growing mass of unstructured text the world is drowning in. Here, author Tom Reamy explains what deep text is and surveys its many uses and benefits. He describes applications and development of best practices, discusses business issues including ROI, provides how-to advice and instruction, and offers guidance on selecting software and building a text analytics capability within an organization.

This is an important book for anyone who needs to be on the text analytics cutting edge from developers and information professionals who create, manage, and curate text-based and Big Data projects to entrepreneurs and business managers looking to cut costs and create new revenue streams. Whether you want to harness a flood of social media content or turn a mountain of business information into an organized and useful asset, Deep Text will supply the insights and examples you'll need to do it effectively.
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