June 1, 2010 – An expert at Knowledge Architecture Professional Services delivered a talk at a recent conference. The title was “Folksonomy Folktales.” In my opinion, the most interesting idea in the talk was the hybrid approach to taxonomy and folksonomy. The idea is that making use of both formal and informal methods yields good results. The challenge, quite rightly, is for an organization to create a framework within which folksonomies can contribute. The balance would be “Simple Taxonomies + Facets + Clusters/ folksonomies + Auto-Categorization.” We agree and Access Innovations has the expertise and the tools for this type of project. Learn more at our Web site.

Margie Hlava