Taxonomy Tools: Requirements and Capabilities
Friday, October 22, 2010, Half Day 1:00pm - 5:00pm (seminar fee)

More and more organizations are using controlled vocabularies to provide complete and consistent metadata values in collaboration, document and content management applications like SharePoint, Documentum and Drupal. While it is easy to build a starter word list using a spreadsheet, keeping it up-to-date, especially in a group environment requires a vocabulary management or taxonomy tool. Managing more complex vocabularies with a tree structure, synonyms and cross-references have additional requirements. This workshop will: 1) provide an overview of taxonomy management functional requirements from simple to advanced, 2) discuss the characteristics of taxonomy tools including a “magic quadrant” for this application category, and 3) describe some case studies from energy and engineering, finance and government sectors.

Joseph A. Busch
is the knowledge leader for taxonomy and metadata and Senior Principal for Information Management of Project Performance Corporation. He guides global 2000 companies, government agencies, and international organizations in developing metadata frameworks and taxonomy strategies. Before this, he was the founder and a principal of Taxonomy Strategies, and held strategic positions at Interwoven, Metacode, Datafusion, the Getty Information Institute, and Pricewaterhouse.

Mr. Busch is an authority in the field of information science and is a frequent speaker on metadata, taxonomy, indexing, classification research, information retrieval, and content management. He is a past president of the Association for Information Science and Technology, and a former member of the Board of Directors of the Dublin Core Metadata Initiative. He has served on National Science Foundation Review Panels and Association for Computing Machinery program committees, advised the National Research Council Computer Science and Telecommunications Board, and judged the National Information Infrastructure Awards.

Contact Info
Joseph A Busch
Mobile 415-377-7912

Members $175, non-members $200, before Sept. 10, 2010
Members $200, non-members $225, after Sept. 10, 2010