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Taxonomies That Work

By |February 12th, 2016|Access Insights, News, Taxonomy|Comments Off on Taxonomies That Work

Ian Matzen from America’s Test Kitchen – home of the well known television show and foodie paradise – spoke to the Data Harmony Users […]

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 […]

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

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New Education Series Available

By |September 14th, 2015|News|Comments Off on New Education Series Available

The National Federation of Advanced Information Services (NFAIS) will launch its new virtual education series on September 22, 2015. The first session, Content Strategy […]

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 […]

The Thesaurus as a Domain Model in the Modern World

By |July 20th, 2015|Access Insights, Featured, Taxonomy|Comments Off on The Thesaurus as a Domain Model in the Modern World

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Nowadays, taxonomies and thesauri are used largely for web navigation and for information search and retrieval. It wasn’t always that way. In fact, […]

A Word By Any Other Name

By |July 16th, 2015|News|Comments Off on A Word By Any Other Name

The Beatles just may cringe a little if they were still together. A humorous, tongue-in-cheek parody based on a song of theirs (I Am […]

The Alpha and Omega

By |July 9th, 2015|News, reference|Comments Off on The Alpha and Omega

The origins of words have long intrigued me. If you watched My Big Fat Greek Wedding, you already know that the origins of all […]

Smart Thesauri: Using Taxonomies with Linked Data

By |July 6th, 2015|Access Insights, Featured, Taxonomy|Comments Off on Smart Thesauri: Using Taxonomies with Linked Data

Note: A full version of this article is scheduled to be published in an upcoming issue of the IKO eNewsletter.

As interest in Linked Data […]

Down the Rabbit Hole

By |June 8th, 2015|Access Insights, Featured, Taxonomy|Comments Off on Down the Rabbit Hole

As many readers know, the main U.S. standard for taxonomies, thesauri, and other controlled vocabularies is ANSI/NISO Z39.19, Guidelines for the Construction, Format, and […]