Taxonomy (6)

The word taxonomy has two slightly different meanings. Taxonomy is the science of classification, and is always used as a singular word. Taxonomy can also be the description of a specific hierarchical collection of terms or concepts. In this form taxonomy is used for one such collection, whereas taxonomies refers to multiple taxonomy collections. Some concrete examples might be useful. A collection of teaching subjects might be described as a Subject taxonomy. If there is also a Country taxonomy and a Language taxonomy, in a collection such as a PoolParty instance, then this is a set of taxonomies.

Taxonomies and ontologies explained

This webinar (featuring Andreas Blumauer, CEO of Semantic Web Company and Ian Piper of Tellura) explores both taxonomies and ontologies, and demonstrates how they work together to help you improve your…

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We need to talk about tagging

We need to talk about tagging; specifically, assistive tagging; what it is, how you do it and why it works better than either manual tagging or…

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Building a content graph

Organisations that work with content-rich information systems often have to contend with two major problems: The first problem is usually addressed, with varying levels of success,…

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Classification without integration

If you are using a taxonomy management system such as PoolParty to create business taxonomies, you may well be doing so in order to help with classifying your…

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Just enough SKOS

In this article I'll be describing the Simple Knowledge Organisation System (usually abbreviated to SKOS, and that's how I'll be referring to it from now…

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