End of 2013 Round Up of Taxonomy Blogs, Part I

It's that time of year, folks, when it seems like everyone is publishing some kind of year end list or "round up" of the years news highlights, blogsand blog posts, photos, videos, and more. So why not do the same here at Synaptica?To keep things manageable, listed here are some 2013 blogs and blog entries, culled from almost a thousand, that address taxonomy in one way or another. You'll find taxonomy as it relates to Drupal (no suprise) Pinterest, Bloom's educational classification (again, no surprise), the Semantic Web, Twitter, Ajax, and more.

FYI: SAE's Classification Schema Use Survey*

375 people participated in SAE's classification schema use survey; and, 240 completed it.   To the first question, "Which classification scheme do you/your company use?" it's notable that the answer "Taxonomy" registers the highest number of response while "I do not know" is a distant second ("Ontology" comes in third.)  More from the classification survey to come. *Faith, Ashleigh et. al. “Classification Schema Use.” Survey. 29 September 2013 through 15 October 2013.

Video: Unlocking Healthcare Data with Clinical NLP

With the launch of Obamacare just a few weeks behind us, those of you engaged in controlled vocabulary development related to natural language processing (NLP) might be interested in Clinithink's CLiX, technology that "enables healthcare providers and solution vendors to extract knowledge from the clinical data trapped in the free text of discharge summaries, clinical notes, and other documents." To learn more about CLiX, check out the video Unlocking Healthcare Data with Clinical NLP.

FYI: The IPTC Descriptive NewsCodes...

Even if you don't work with the news, you might be interested in knowing more about the tags that many newsrooms apply to content.  Though formed in 1965 to "safeguard the telecommunications interests of the World's Press," the IPTC (International Press Telecommunications Council) has, since the late 1970s, been focusing "on developing and publishing Industry Standards for the exchange of news data of all common media types."   Today, IPTC's member base is made up of approximately 60 news companies, organizations, and associations.

In the News: The New Age of Disruption

Check out Greg Satell's Forbes piece, "The New Age of Disruption," for a read on the "semantic economy," open innovation, small and big data, the "Web of Things," algorithms, and so much more.  Beware: Buzzwords abound; but, Satell's attempt to cover a lot of ground quickly, and with a minimum of pain, provides for a good read.  Might be a good piece to share with your boss.  Read more about disruption here...