Joining Dots: Blog: Taxonomy in MOSS

Link: Joining Dots: Blog: Taxonomy in MOSS

Key messages from the presentation:

MOSS uses elements of taxonomy to improve search and navigation. The core feature is ‘columns’, used for metadata. Case study: a tag-driven user interface created for the New Zealand Ministry of Transport. A great end result but a lot of effort required to implement and maintain
MOSS does not (yet) provide taxonomy management tools. Taxonomy management is about defining and managing schema(s), and classifying content agains those schemas
Taxonomy is not the holy grail. Schemas need to continually evolve to be effective. Often there is a disconnect between the language used by those creating the schema and those looking for information that the schema is for. This perhaps explains why folksonomies have achieved more success than official taxonomies, but…
User tagging is less accurate or consistent than automatic classification. Comment from Google founder Sergey Brin: Semantics and tagging are great as long as computers are doing it [not people].” Automatic classification is by no means perfect either. Accuracy rarely exceeds 70% - lots of developm

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