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.
"For enterprises with large amounts of content...traditional content management systems quickly encounter pitfalls...How will you implement a taxonomy, ensure consistent metadata, or make sure content ties to specific user profiles?"
To read more about content engineering and what it entails, including taxonomy, check out Kevin Howarth's article at Business2Community.com
Anna Li, Poynter.org, August 30, 2013 News organizations such as the Associated Press, The New York Times and Thomson Reuters are teaching computers to categorize text and images by building robust taxonomies that their systems use to tag news content. Adding digital information under the hood in this way helps link stories together and serve up relevant content to news audiences. In a recent interview with Poynter, Associated Press staffers talked about the AP’s News Taxonomy and why a news organization might consider using it.
Save the date for Taxonomy Boot Camp 2013 at the Renaissance Washington, DC Hotel! Synaptica's CEO, Dave Clarke, and Product Manager, Jim Sweeney, will be presenting sessions on indexing images, SKOS-XL concept modeling and multi-lingual taxonomy management. For more information, check out Taxonomy Boot Camp 2013. Synaptica is once again a sponsor of this event.
While it’s no surprise that pizza and cake provide the essential fuel that powers many software development projects, it is a pleasure when one of our customers has a specially decorated cake made to celebrate the successful deployment of their customized Synaptica taxonomy management software. The project, completed this month, was a collaboration between Synaptica and the content management team at Elsevier, Netherlands.
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