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To Everything There is a Season

By |September 12th, 2016|Access Insights, Featured, Taxonomy, Term lists|Comments Off on To Everything There is a Season

The passing of a year is marked by the change in the weather and the surrounding environment. This cycle is marked by the four […]

Go Baby Go!

By |May 9th, 2016|Access Insights, Featured, Term lists|Comments Off on Go Baby Go!

The Kentucky Derby may be the most widely anticipated and discussed two-minute sports event of the year. For folks outside the 30-mile radius of […]

Express Yourself

By |December 15th, 2015|News, Term lists|Comments Off on Express Yourself

Express yourself may have been Madonna’s instructions but it also comes from our parents, grandparents, and especially our teachers. Middle school teachers, apparently, are holding […]

Using N-grams to discover taxonomy terms

By |November 2nd, 2015|Access Insights, Featured, Taxonomy, Term lists|Comments Off on Using N-grams to discover taxonomy terms

Words that occur together frequently are likely to encode important concepts. Therefore, simply sorting a list of phrases according to the frequency of occurrence […]

Choosing Terms for a Taxonomy or Other Controlled Vocabulary

By |September 21st, 2015|Access Insights, Featured, Term lists|Comments Off on Choosing Terms for a Taxonomy or Other Controlled Vocabulary

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Murray_OED_vocabulary_types_diagram.svg. Original source: First Edition of the Oxford English Dictionary. Image redrawn by User:DavidPKendal after the diagram by James Murray, first editor of the […]

Choosing Non-Preferred (and Preferred) Terms for a Thesaurus

By |September 7th, 2015|Access Insights, Featured, Taxonomy, Term lists|Comments Off on Choosing Non-Preferred (and Preferred) Terms for a Thesaurus

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Synonyms and other non-preferred terms are largely what make a taxonomy (or other controlled vocabulary) a […]

Choosing Related Terms

By |August 17th, 2015|Access Insights, Featured, Term lists|Comments Off on Choosing Related Terms

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Which quiche? You’ll have to read to the end to find out.

As many of our readers are aware, hierarchical thesauri are distinguished from […]

To Cap or Not to Cap?

By |May 18th, 2015|Access Insights, Featured, Term lists, Text processing|Comments Off on To Cap or Not to Cap?

Every once in a while, the issue of capitalization in taxonomies and thesauri pops up. Some of us in taxonomy land believe that it does make a difference what capitalization (versus lower case) style you use. We just don’t necessarily agree what that style should be.

Show Me the Money

By |March 30th, 2015|News, Technology, Term lists|Comments Off on Show Me the Money

By 2025, the Winklevoss twins, more known for their legal battles with former classmate Mark Zuckerberg over Facebook, predicts a “cashless society” will dominate with the virtual currency bitcoin.

Data Analysis in a Standards-Challenged World

By |March 2nd, 2015|Access Insights, Featured, Standards, Term lists|Comments Off on Data Analysis in a Standards-Challenged World

We deal pretty heavily around here in words, what they mean, and how they’re used. It should go without saying, but it’s a fundamental […]