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1 Strategies LLC Taxonomy February 18, 2008Copyright 2008 Taxonomy Strategies LLC. All rights reserved. Tagging, User Interfaces, Taxonomies and the Semantic Web

2 2 Taxonomy Strategies LLC The business of organized information Who I am v Over 25 years in the business of organized information.  Founder, Taxonomy Strategies  Director, Solutions Architecture, Interwoven  VP, Infoware, Metacode Technologies  Program Manager, The Getty Trust  Manager, Pricewaterhouse  Assistant Director Technical Services, Hampshire College  Chief Technical Services, Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison v Metadata and taxonomies community leadership.  President, American Society for Information Science & Technology  Director, Dublin Core Metadata Initiative  Co-Founder, NKOS (Networked Knowledge Organization Systems/Services)

3 3 Taxonomy Strategies LLC The business of organized information Recent & current projects: GovernmentCommercial Not-for-Profit

4 4 Taxonomy Strategies LLC The business of organized information What I do Organize Stuff

5 5 Taxonomy Strategies LLC The business of organized information For us, taxonomy work includes: v Metadata Scheme. Data fields for describing content so that it can be found and used. v Vocabularies. Collections of terms that are used to specify some of the metadata properties.  Relationships between content, fields or terms (hierarchical, equivalence, & associative)  Some vocabularies are big & hierarchical, some are small and flat. v Application Profile. Formal representation of metadata & vocabularies.

6 6 Taxonomy Strategies LLC The business of organized information Agenda v Content Tagging v Tagging Interface v Taxonomies v Semantic Web

7 7 Taxonomy Strategies LLC The business of organized information Tagging overview v Tagging is better than the words that happen to occur in a piece of content. v All tagging is useful  End user tagging  Tagging by librarians  Automated tagging by OS and algorithms v Content should be tagged throughout its lifecycle, each time the content is handled and used so that it accrues value or its significance is diminished.

8 8 Taxonomy Strategies LLC The business of organized information MS Office: File  Properties How many people fill this in?

9 9 Taxonomy Strategies LLC The business of organized information Organize How many people click on this?

10 10 Taxonomy Strategies LLC The business of organized information What is social tagging? v End user tagging v Easy, intuitive tagging interfaces v Almost instantaneous feedback  Enables people to tag & re-tag content  … in response to seeing their tags in context with other tags. v Emergent categories  Resembles open card sort process in which patterns emerge  … rather than validating categories using closed card sorts.

11 11 Taxonomy Strategies LLC The business of organized information Some social tagging innovators v del.icio.us founder (2003)  Joshua Schachter v flickr founders (2004)  Caterina Fake  Stewart Butterfield v facebook founder (2004)  Mark Zuckerberg v You Tube founders (2005)  Steve Chen  Chad Hurley v del.icio.us and flickr were acquired by Yahoo 2005; YouTube was acquired by by Google in v As of Nov 2007 flickr had 2 billion photos posted.

12 12 Taxonomy Strategies LLC The business of organized information Agenda v Content Tagging v Tagging Interface v Taxonomies v Semantic Web

13 13 Taxonomy Strategies LLC The business of organized information Requirements for a tagging interface v Automated form fill-in: Automatically fills in known data. v Tagging precedents: See tags already assigned by others. v Controlled vocabularies: Pull-down list. v Multi-valued tags v Geo-tagging v Group tagging  Batch operations  Inherit properties from a group v Clean-up tag tools  Alpha list  Global changes v Batch editing v Privacy setting: Share/Don’t share. v Almost immediate feedback  Most popular  Tag cloud  Alerts

14 14 Taxonomy Strategies LLC The business of organized information Form fill-in: Automatically fills in known data

15 15 Taxonomy Strategies LLC The business of organized information Tagging precedents: See tags assigned by others

16 16 Taxonomy Strategies LLC The business of organized information Controlled vocabularies: Pull-down lists

17 17 Taxonomy Strategies LLC The business of organized information Multi-valued tags

18 18 Taxonomy Strategies LLC The business of organized information Geo-tagging

19 19 Taxonomy Strategies LLC The business of organized information Group tagging: Batch operations

20 20 Taxonomy Strategies LLC The business of organized information Group tagging: Tag a folder v Drag & drop content items into folder (or group) v Then, content items inherit properties of folder

21 21 Taxonomy Strategies LLC The business of organized information Clean-up tools: Alpha list

22 22 Taxonomy Strategies LLC The business of organized information Clean-up tools: Global changes v ID collection of related content items by pattern or context v Then, apply same attributes to all content items

23 23 Taxonomy Strategies LLC The business of organized information Batch editing

24 24 Taxonomy Strategies LLC The business of organized information Privacy settings: Share/Don’t share

25 25 Taxonomy Strategies LLC The business of organized information Almost instantaneous feedback: Interactive rewards v Almost instantaneous exposure of tags in simple user interfaces on the web provides positive reinforcement for user tagging that simply did not exist before. v For example,  Most popular  Tag clouds  Alerts

26 26 Taxonomy Strategies LLC The business of organized information Most popular  Another example is most ed from, e.g., the NY Times.

27 27 Taxonomy Strategies LLC The business of organized information Tag cloud

28 28 Taxonomy Strategies LLC The business of organized information Alerts v New (content selected by date) v Subscriptions (content selected by tags) v Interest (content selected by other people) v Individual (content selected for you by other people)

29 29 Taxonomy Strategies LLC The business of organized information Summary v There are lessons to be learned from web tagging about how to get good metadata. v Tagging must be simple, and it must be almost instantaneously easier to find relevant stuff.

30 30 Taxonomy Strategies LLC The business of organized information Agenda v Content Tagging v Tagging Interface v Taxonomies v Semantic Web

31 31 Taxonomy Strategies LLC The business of organized information Taxonomy trends on the Web v Lesson from shopping websites – a few small taxonomies, rather than one large one.  Easier to tag  Easier to build services  Easier to maintain

32 32 Taxonomy Strategies LLC The business of organized information You Tube metadata Description Creator Date Category Subject Identifier Format Relations Title Rating Comments Dublin Core Other attributes Channel Audience

33 33 Taxonomy Strategies LLC The business of organized information You Tube taxonomies All Comedians Directors Gurus Musicians Non-Profit Partners Sponsors YouChoose 08 Channel Autos & Vehicles Comedy Education Entertainment Film & Animation Howto & Style Music News & Politics Nonprofits & Activism People & Blogs Pets & Animals Science & Technology Sports Travel & Events Audience Autos & Vehicles Comedy Education Entertainment Film & Animation Howto & Style Music News & Politics Nonprofits & Activism People & Blogs Pets & Animals Science & Technology Sports Travel & Events Category Featured Most Subscribed Most Viewed Most Discussions Most Members Most Videos Most Active Most Discussed Most Recent Most Members Most Responded Most Viewed Previously Popular Top Favorites Top Rated Rating

34 34 Taxonomy Strategies LLC The business of organized information You Tube services: From just a little bit of tagging v Populate all Video, Channel & Community pages. v Automatic RSS subscriber based on tags for any page. v Identify more videos from the same creator. v Identify related videos. v Create, publish & monetize (place ads) your playlists & favorites.

35 35 Taxonomy Strategies LLC The business of organized information Agenda v Content Tagging v Tagging Interface v Taxonomies v Semantic Web

36 36 Taxonomy Strategies LLC The business of organized information What is the semantic web v Making content web-accessible in a format that can be read and used by automated tools, so that people and machines can find, share and integrate information more easily. v Some current examples, especially if they use semantics as the basis for that integration.  Dynamic Web Pages – Content changes in response to different contexts or conditions.  Personalization – Tailoring to a user based on personal details or characteristics they provide.  Mashups – Combining data from more than one source into an integrated application.

37 37 Taxonomy Strategies LLC The business of organized information Oracle events Technology: Siderean Time line search widget Results shown on Google maps UI Filter on Location “Germany” and Date “This Month” More filters based on this result Traditional search Subscribe to RSS feed based on the criteria set on this page Register, view details, or info

38 38 Taxonomy Strategies LLC The business of organized information Oracle press releases Technology: Siderean Time line search widget More filters based on this result Traditional search Subscribe to RSS feed based on the criteria set on this page View details, or info Bookmark & share Add keyword tags

39 39 Taxonomy Strategies LLC The business of organized information AudienceProductsLocationOrganizationContent Type Product Line Application Technology Industry Person “Is a” groups of Products Oracle top-level taxonomy architecture

40 Strategies LLC Taxonomy February 18, 2008Copyright 2008 Taxonomy Strategies LLC. All rights reserved. Questions? Joseph A. Busch


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