Continuing Education

Intranet Taxonomies and Metadata:  Creating Them, Using Them
ASIST Annual Meeting
Saturday, November 3, 2001, 9am-5pm


Whether you are surfing the Internet, or prowling the corridors of your organization's Intranet you want to be able to find the information you need quickly, easily and successfully. To make sure that your site meets those user expectations, you need to have a robust metadata set and taxonomy. This workshop will provide you with the tools you need to develop an effective metadata set and taxonomy that will serve as the foundation for a highly successful, user-friendly site.

You Will Learn About

  • The Dublin Core Metadata project, the INDECS data dictionary, the EPICS project, the BISAC initiatives, the RDF from W3C, and other metadata efforts
  • Proven techniques for building and managing vocabularies and metadata
  • The various types of word control, including rules for distinguishing among different word control formats
  • An XML RDF solution for text management


Marjorie M.K. Hlava , president of Access Innovations, Inc, an international database and information management services company she founded in 1978. Margie is responsible for directing overall corporate operations for Access. Her areas of responsibility include public relations, contract negotiations, analyzing and transacting acquisitions and joint venture negotiations, hiring and training personnel, purchasing equipment, and participating in short-term and long-range planning.Marjorie's consultancy expertise includes project design, workflow analysis, project administration, database design, taxonomy and thesaurus development and maintenance, workflow analysis, software development, and problem solving in all areas of corporate activity.A frequent speaker on database construction, Margie has been involved in creating more than 200 text files, many of them commercially available, and has contributed to more than 100 publications. Clients have included national and international corporations, small businesses, associations, government agencies, and departments. Margie's chosen area of research is natural language processing, especially in the area of machine-aided indexing (MAI). Margie established a MAI system for use internally at Access. She has been working to implement larger scale Intranet projects using Internet architecture and XML, HTML, and .gif scaled files converted from SGML and .tif. This work led her to research and develop a new Access product - the Data Harmony software modules.Developed mainly as a response to client needs and production requirements, this suite of tools, recently released through Data Harmony, Inc., consists of an XML Intranet System (XIS), the Machine Aided Indexer (M.A.I.), and the Thesaurus Master (TM).

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