This two-segment video presents the FLICC Brown Bag Session, Creating Taxonomies: Using Metrics to Show Progress, held on April 29 2003.
This brown bag session featured a practical methodology for developing a
good taxonomy, including:
• a Quality Plan framework as the backbone of your portal initiatives,
• key characteristics of a good taxonomy,
• tactics for ensuring that a taxonomy is easy to develop, validate and maintain, and
• tips for increasing information value, accuracy and completeness of taxonomy.
The featured speaker, Dr. Claude Vogel, is the chief scientist for Convera and the founder and former Chief Technology Officer of Semio Corporation. He is an associate professor of Computational Semiotics at the University of Montreal and the University of Albuquerque, and a French Association for Artificial Intelligence Member of Honour. Dr. Vogel engages in ongoing research and among his published works are nine books on the subjects of software engineering, cognitive design, social organizations, and semiotics.
After a brief introduction by Susan M. Tarr, FLICC's Executive Director, Dr. Vogel begins his presentation with definitions and theories of taxonomy design, implementation and testing. He then explores similar classification issues.
Dr. Vogel concludes his presentation with a complete example and explores how to apply and integrate metrics. Using a workbench software, he creates a taxonomy, performas a first quality assessment and then benchmarks the taxonomy. Following a second taxonomy assessment, he shows how to populate a classification and evaluate these combined efforts. A question and answer session follows.
Last Updated: 01/11/2012