Here's the full agenda for all
Bite-sized Taxonomy Boot Camps in 2024.

Wednesday 19 June 2024


What autocategorisation can teach you about your enterprise content and taxonomies

02:00 PM2024-06-192024-06-19

Wednesday 19 June: 14.00 - 14.45

Autocategorisation offers much to organisations who need to tag large volumes of content in an accurate and cost-effective way. Sarah draws on Synaptica’s experience of helping clients, and offers the learning themes and questions you need to ask to understand your content and develop the right taxonomies.


, Taxonomist, Invenier, Netherlands


, Director, Client Solutions, Synaptica LLC, USA


Taxonomies in action

03:00 PM2024-06-192024-06-19

Wednesday 19 June: 15.00 - 15.45

Taxonomy for e-commerce customer experience

What I've learned from content migration developing taxonomy, IA and site search

Taxonomy is a key component of any content or data-rich website or app. The two talks in this session, by Chantal and Tom respectively, present case studies in optimising taxonomy use for e-commerce and a charity, including information architecture, navigation, search and overall customer experience.


, VP, Global Marketing, Quark Software Inc., USA


, Practice Director, Strategic Data Services, Pivotree, USA

, Taxonomy Manager, Cancer Research UK


More taxonomies in action

04:00 PM2024-06-192024-06-19

Wednesday 19 June: 16.00 - 16.45

The role of the taxonomist in an agile team

Incorporating AI in a hybrid approach to information management

As taxonomies and ontologies become ever more crucial in enterprise applications, the range of people and teams that taxonomists work with has grown, creating complexity but also making the work even more rewarding. Jo outlines how to flourish in an agile team (though her insights are relevant to any project methodology). Jonathan argues that a hybrid approach to information management, drawing on the strengths of both AI and of well-built taxonomies and ontologies, is one of the best ways to ensure accurate search, relevance and presentation of new information.


, Taxonomy, Metadata & Search Consultant, Programme Chair, Bite-sized Taxonomy Boot Camp, UK


, Data Architect, UK

, Information Architect, InfoArk, UK

Wednesday 9 October 2024


Taxonomies and ontologies I have loved and lost

02:00 PM2024-10-092024-10-09

Wednesday 9 October: 14.00 - 14.45

It is valuable to learn from success stories, but also from times when things have not gone to plan. Edee presents entertaining and enlightening tales from her own practitioner career, while at the same time offering tips on dealing with unexpected twists in your project and career.


, Taxonomy & Ontology Manager, FM Global, USA


Taxonomies in action

03:00 PM2024-10-092024-10-09

Wednesday 9 October: 15.00 - 15.45

Leveraging multilingual corporate reference data and AI for enhanced taxonomy management in large organisations

Balancing sustainable semantic practices with enterprise delivery

Lucy, Denis and Anika present an in-depth look at how generative AI tools were used by a multidisciplinary team to improve the quality of reference data and taxonomy management. Ahren discusses the balancing act between producing high-quality semantic models while ensuring the models can be used by systems and the wider organisation.


, Knowledge Manager, Publications Office of the EU, Luxembourg

, Head of Reference Data & Style Guide Sector, Publications Office of the European Union, Luxembourg

, Team Leader & KM Assistant, Publications Office of the European Union, Luxembourg

, Principal Taxonomist, Nike Inc., USA


More taxonomies in action

04:00 PM2024-10-092024-10-09

Wednesday 9 October: 16.00 - 16.45

Tips for taxonomy hierarchies

Making the most of SKOS relationships for mapping

This very practical session covers two dimensions of an expressive and interoperable taxonomy. Heather covers all aspects of hierarchies, including faceting, polyhierarchy, and some common pitfalls to watch out for. Michele takes a deep dive into the various SKOS relationships that are useful for mapping and matching taxonomy terms from other sources.


, Senior Consultant, Enterprise Knowledge LLC and Author, The Accidental Taxonomist

, Senior Consultant, Dovecot Studio, Canada

Wednesday 20 March 2024


LLMs vs knowledge graphs: alien vs predator?

02:00 PM2024-03-202024-03-20

Wednesday 20 March: 14.00 - 14.45

We kick off the 2024 Bite-size series with Fran’s light-hearted overview of two technologies which have been hot topics for the taxonomy community: Large Language Models (LLMs) and knowledge graphs. Both have their strengths and weaknesses, and both offer opportunities for taxonomists to deploy their skills in a wide range of potential applications.


, Founder, Synaptica LLC, USA


, Taxonomist & Information Architect, Expedia Group, Canada


Taxonomies in action

03:00 PM2024-03-202024-03-20

Wednesday 20 March: 15.00 - 15.45

The journey from minimal viable taxonomy to full taxonomy

Using micro-genres to target the long tail

This session brings together two perspectives on developing a taxonomy to be richer, more detailed and more useful, while taking into account trade-offs around time, effort and governance. Joyce covers the sometimes bumpy road to take an organisation from having a small ‘minimal viable taxonomy’ to one that can meet ambitious business goals. Ed looks at video game classification, and the strands of work needed to enhance discoverability of less well-known items from the back catalogue.


, Taxonomy, Metadata & Search Consultant, Programme Chair, Bite-sized Taxonomy Boot Camp, UK


, Taxonomist, Invenier, Netherlands

, Taxonomy Consultant, Electronic Arts, USA


SKOS: What is it and why do I need to know?

04:00 PM2024-03-202024-03-20

Wednesday 20 March: 16.00 - 16.45

The Simple Knowledge Organisation System (SKOS) is a standard for representing knowledge in taxonomies, thesauri, and any other controlled vocabulary. Madi’s introduction to this very useful tool will help beginners and experienced taxonomists alike to get thinking about how to develop, document and extend their taxonomies.


, VP, Global Marketing, Quark Software Inc., USA


, Head of Client Solutions & Services, Graphifi, UK

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