Monday 15 October 2018

10.00 - 17.00

W1 - Taxonomy Fundamentals

Kick-start your conference experience with Heather’s full-day workshop, specially designed for those who need to get up to speed fast with designing and creating taxonomies. Heather is the author of The Accidental Taxonomist, the canonical book for everyone who builds taxonomies. You may be brand new to this, or have limited experience, or need to fit taxonomy management around other parts of your role. The workshop covers every topic you need to know about, including:

  • Definitions and types
  • Hierarchy design
  • Applications, uses, benefits
  • Facet design
  • Creating and wording of terms
  • Software tools
  • Synonyms, alternative labels, non-preferred terms
  • Project process and management
  • Sources for terms
  • Governance
  • Term relationships

There will be time for interactive exercises and discussion during the day.

Heather Hedden, Senior Vocabulary Editor - Gale/Cengage Learning, USA
10.00 - 13.00

W2 - Introduction to text analytics

As the author of the book Deep Text, Tom is well-placed to give a definitive introduction to the fascinating topic of text analytics (encompassing autocategorisation, text mining, sentiment analysis, machine learning and more). Attendees will learn about the technologies, best practices, how to make a business case, and the range of applications that can be built on text analytics. The workshop includes practical exercises to help deepen understanding of the theory and practice of working with text analytics.

Tom Reamy, Chief Knowledge Architect - KAPS Group, USA
14.00 - 17.00

W4 - Implementing taxonomies in SharePoint

Managed metadata is a special data type within SharePoint that helps companies manage controlled vocabularies for information usability and findability. Agnes is a leading expert in search, information architecture and Microsoft technologies, and in this immersive workshop you will benefit from her deep knowledge and insights. Learn best practices in implementing taxonomies in SharePoint, and get help in assessing whether you should implement a third party taxonomy management solution.

Agnes Molnar, CEO - Search Explained, Hungary

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