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Taxonomy Design Best Practices

March 21 @ 1:45 pm - 3:45 pm CET


Taxonomies support information findability, but only if they are well designed. This workshop will present best practices principles in designing taxonomies, including the basics of terms and relationships, along with structural design issues. Besides that, the workshop will especially present ways that taxonomy terms are displayed to end-users to support search.
Workshop outline:

Introduction to taxonomies and other knowledge organization systems

Types and uses
Standards and models
Taxonomies and metadata

Taxonomies in support of search

Searching on taxonomies
Taxonomies for post-search refinements
Knowledge graphs

Term creation

Wording of terms
Synonyms/alternative labels

Term relationships

Hierarchical relationships
Associative relationships
Semantic relationships

Structural design

Hierarchical taxonomy design
Faceted taxonomy design

User displays

Hierarchical display options
Faceted taxonomy displays
Hierarchical-faceted combinations


March 21
1:45 pm - 3:45 pm


Vogin IP Lezing


Event Type
Event Goal
Education (no commercial agenda)
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Amsterdam Central Library
Oosterdokskade 143
Amsterdam, 1011 DL Netherlands
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