The Association for Information Science & Technology

2005 Annual Meeting:
“Sparking Synergies: Bringing Research and Practice Together”

October 28 - November 2, 2005
Charlotte, North Carolina
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Building Taxonomies for Information Retrieval:   A Hands-On Workshop
Full Day Seminar, Saturday, October 29, 2005, 9:00am-5:00pm (separate fee)
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Taxonomies provide the key to precise information retrieval. A well-built taxonomy is part of the foundation of the information architecture underlying websites and corporate intranets, connecting search queries to relevant content in databases. This session covers the rules for thesaurus construction, explores terms and source materials, and explains each part of the thesaurus record. We will work on multiple hands-on exercises demonstrating various aspects of thesaurus construction and then build a mini-taxonomy.


Marjorie Hlava, President, Access Innovations
Marjorie M.K. Hlava is 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. Marjorie's consultancy expertise includes project design, workflow analysis, project administration, database design, taxonomy and thesaurus development and maintenance, and software development. Margie's chosen area of research is natural language processing. Margie established a MAI system for use internally at Access and has been working to implement larger scale Intranet projects using Internet architecture and XML, HTML, and .gif scaled files. This work led her to research and develop a new Access product - the Data Harmony software modules, a suite of tools consisting of an XML Intranet System (XIS), the Machine Aided Indexer (M.A.I.), and the Thesaurus Master (TM).

Members $235, non-members $265, before Sept. 16
Members $265, non-members $295, after Sept. 16

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