Access Innovations recently debuted Data Harmony Version 3.9 and, within its new features and fixes, is a sneakily clever module called Inline Tagging. On the surface, it does exactly what the name says; it allows the user to see in a piece of content, quickly and clearly, what concepts in the text got triggered and tagged by the software. It seems simple enough, a handy tool, but upon closer inspection, it really opens doors for the user.
The venerable Getty Art and Architecture Thesaurus (AAT) has just been released in a Linked Open Data format. The Getty AAT was developed starting in the late 1970s for the art library and art journal indexing community. Since then it has undergone periodic revisions, and is well regarded in the controlled vocabulary community.
We learned in kindergarten that you can learn and play at the same time. So it shouldn't be a surprise that someone has introduced an application to visualize thesaurus, taxonomies or controlled vocabularies in an entertaining manner.
Sometimes when you work in an industry or are affiliated with it, you start throwing around terminology and acronyms that not everyone may completely understand. I hope we don’t practice this behavior here at TaxoDiary on a regular basis, but I fear it may have happened on occasion.