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Introduction

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What Are Collaborative Information Taxonomies?

 

Collaborative taxonomies are classification identified by individual or groups by creating and managing tags to annotate and categorize content in a user-friendly layout.  Taxonomies are considered more science than art these days.  The use of proper taxonomy will help users navigate through the content at much efficient pace.  The collaborative aspect of the taxonomies adds another variable that helps us get broader perspective.  Taxonomies originally were only referenced the scientific communities, but with the advent of the electronic age that spectrum has taken on new meaning and in our new world it is referenced as information flow/information navigation. 

 


 

Why Information Organization Matters

 

Collaborative taxonomies are creating new ideas for us and these concepts are charting new territories with search engines and other information retrieval tools.  These tools tend to rely on the user specified taxonomies and also on the metadata tags associated with them.  The Meta data tags will help identify the description of the content itself.  If the search crawler finds the relevant information and it matches with taxonomies it will display these results to various areas.  Various search sites use and rely on information taxonomies and they content in order to display results. 

 

Organization drives productivity; these words help us realize that an organization of content or individuals will always yield results.  In our content immersed world it is clear that the organized content will win.  This could be in the case where you are trying to publish results or it could be in case where you are fetching for results.  We know that Google, Yahoo, and other various search engines will rely on the fact how relevant the organization is to the search but also it relies on another concept of content organization which can be the difference if your content will be on first page or in the middle.

 

There are also lots of productivity areas which can benefit from this approach, mainly in organizations that will have lots of subject matter experts, their knowledge can be moved into a good knowledge management system.  However unless the knowledge is properly classified/categorized and follows an intuitive user flow it will yield little benefits.  Poor organization will lead to further challenges which will only be exasperated over time.

 

Below you will find an example of A portion of the tag hierarchy generated from the

Delicious dataset with a similarity threshold of 0.099 from tags occurring more than 400 times.

Reference: [http://ilpubs.stanford.edu:8090/775/1/2006-10.pdf]

 

 

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Comments (7)

Evelyn Kay said

at 3:35 pm on May 31, 2010

As many peope have previously noted, examples would be an ideal thing to consider. It appers that the writer is quite knowledgable, but keep in mind that this may not be the case for the reader. Aside of this aspect, it is well written.

jacque_morris@... said

at 8:32 pm on May 28, 2010

Jordan Sparks .."Battlefield" nice song. I don't understand how it relates to the general topic of the chapter assigned or the introduction. Did you add this in error while posting to the Wiki? The song is distracting to the reader in my opinion. It starts immediately as the reader begins reading the article.. can you clarify during our upcoming meeiting?

maso0137@... said

at 5:08 pm on May 24, 2010

I also think an example of what a taxonomy is would be helpful in the introduction. I still don't really have a good feeling for what it is concretely. Also I would give examples of how an organization would benefit from increased propductivity.

Erik Wallin said

at 2:17 pm on May 24, 2010

It would be helpful to include examples in the introduction to illustrate collaborative information taxonomies. I have a difficult time understanding theoretical concepts without real world examples. The introduction seemed to focus on information taxonomies rather than collaborative information taxonomies. What type of content is being organized in a collaborative information taxonomy?

kcarrero@depaul.edu said

at 12:55 pm on May 24, 2010

-I think the topic would be easier to understand and the text easier to read if the the first sentence were separated into two sentences: The first one could be "Collaborative taxonomies are classifications identified by individual or groups.." followed by what the classification are used for. The second part of the current sentence could form the second sentence which describes how these classifications are arrived at.
-Line 3: "at much efficient pace" should be rephrased perhaps use "more efficiently".
-Combine the last two sentences of the first paragraph.

Why Information Organization Matters
Line 5: Replace "they content" with "their content"
Line 6: The phrase "realize that an organization of content" sounds like your are talking about a corporation of some sort, remove the word an.

John Wolfram said

at 10:42 pm on May 23, 2010

No additional comments to add.

Mosa Sallam said

at 6:43 pm on May 23, 2010

The first paragraph:
1. Line 1, I think the back slash should be replaced by “or”.
2. Line 2, the sentence “The Taxonomies are more science than art these days” should be paraphrase to something like “and since taxonomies are considered more science than art these days, the use of proper taxonomy will help …..”
3. Line 4, the sentence will sound better if you replace the dot to a comma, so it looks something like “Taxonomies originally were only referenced the scientific communities, but with the advent of….”
The second paragraph:
1. Line 2, the sentence should be something like “These tools tend to rely on the user specified taxonomies and also on the metadata tags associated with them”.
2. Line 3, “it self” replaced to “itself”.
3. Line 4, the sentence “with taxonomies it will display these results to various areas” could be something like “with taxonomies then it will display these results to various areas”.
4. Line 8, 9 and 10, the sentence will sound better if you break it to two sentences, to be something like “We know that Google, Yahoo, and other various search engines will rely on the fact of how relevant the organization is to the search. It also relies on another concept of content organization which can be the difference whether your content will be on the first page or in the middle.”
5. Line 12, a comma should follow “However,” and separate the cause and effect “unless the ……, it will …..”
You can see that the most comments on this page are about the construction of the sentences and not about the contents. I think you’ve done a good job defining the topics. The contents are easy to read, clear and straight.

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