Milwaukee, WIASIS&T 2007 Annual Meeting
Joining Research and Practice:
Social Computing and Information Science

October 19-24, 2007  Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Taxonomies in Search

Full Day Seminar, Friday, Oct. 19, 2007, 9:00am-5:00pm (separate fee)

The workshop cover actual examples of maximizing value of terms and synonyms for search, including the issue of query expansion, how to, and its limits--part of "how taxonomies are implemented online" the use of subject terms, taxonomy or thesaurus terms, as meta data and how to implement with search software.

A well-built taxonomy connecting search queries to relevant content in databases is a fundamental part of the information architecture underlying web sites and corporate intranets. This session provides a discussion on precision in information retrieval. We will also take a behind-the-scenes look at how taxonomies are implemented online. Multiple approach search options such as coordination of Bayes theory, Turney Algorithms, Rules theory and other methodologies will be covered.

Prerequisites: working knowledge of thesaurus construction


Marjorie M.K. Hlava is President, Chairman, and founder of Access Innovations, Inc. She is very well known in the international information arena. She is past president of NFAIS (2002-2003) and the Association for Information Science and Technology - 1993 (ASIST) and was twice a member of the Board of Directors of SLA and a 5 year member of the Board of the National Information Standards Organization (NISO). She has published more than two hundred articles and books on information science topics. She has given countless presentations domestically and internationally, including keynote addresses. She has given workshops and lectures on thesaurus development, taxonomy creation, natural language processing, machine translations, and machine aided indexing.

Dr. Jay Ven Eman joined Access Innovations in December, 1978. As Chief Executive Officer, he has contributed to every aspect of the business. He has overseen Access' database production services where he was responsible for the design and conversion of large, legacy databases for a variety of government and private organizations. He writes, conducts workshops, consults, and helps build large scale, complex, information rich databases. Jay works closely with the professional staff, developing and presenting workshops and seminars on database development, legacy file conversions, SGML and HTML, and other related topics.


Members $245, non-members $275, before Sept. 14
Members $275, non-members $305, after Sept. 14