Resources for Taxonomy Creation and Content Management

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Business Reference Librarian
Science, Technology & Business Division
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"How to book" on the construction of a thesaurus
Aitchison, Jean, Alan Gilchrist and David Bawsen. Thesaurus Construction and Use: A Practical Manual. 4. Ed. ISBN 1-57958-273-7 Chicago: Fitzroy Dearborn Publishers, 2001. 232 p.

Information about thesauri/controlled vocabularies/software and The Library of Congress Subject Headings on the Web
ClassificationWeb software. The Library of Congress Subject Headings and Classification from the Cataloging Distribution Service.
http://www.loc.gov/cds
Middleton, Michael. Queensland University of Technology, Australia site at:
http://sky.fit.qut.edu.au/%7Emiddletm/
List of thesauri/controlled vocabularies software from WillPower Information
http://www.willpower.demon.co.uk/thessoft.htm

Introductory guide to RDFs
Iannella, Renato. An Idiot's Guide to the Resource Description Framework
http://www.dstc.com/Research/Projects/rdf/RDF-Idiot.html

Information about XML
http://www.XML.com
http://www.XMLhack.com

Information about Topic Maps
http://www.topicmaps.org
http://www.Infoloom.com/tmartic.htm
http://www.Infoloom.com/whitepaper.htm
http://www.Infoloom.com/practical.htm

Examples and uses of ontologies of broad human endeavor
http://www.opencyc.org/
http://www.oingo.com

Standards and authority files
Topic maps (XTM) ISO 13250:2000
Thesaurus construction US ANSI/NISO Z39.19
Monolingual thesauri NISO 1998, ISO 1986
Multilingual thesauri ISO 1985
USGS Board of Geographic Names for geographic place names

Taxonomy builder software
Knowledge Organizer
http://www.verity.com/company/press/releases/1999/990322.html
Semio Taxonomy
http://www.entrieva.com/entrieva/products/scts.asp?Hdr=scts
XBRL Taxonomy Builder, etc.
http://www.semansys.com/about_taxonomy_builder.html
Autonomy Categorization
http://www.autonomy.com/content/Products/IDOL/f/Classification.html#01
Purple Yogi
http://www.purpleyogi.com/products/index.html
InXight
http://www.inxight.com/pdfs/products/categorizer_ds.pdf
WebMind Classification
http://www.webmind.com/productstf.html
Hummingbird Fulcrum KnowledgeServer
http://www.hummingbird.com/products/dkm/km/fulcrum/index.html
SmartLogik--Structure--Gather Together
http://www.aprsmartlogik.com/download/pdf/Smartlogik_Structure_Brochure.pdf
LEXIS-NEXIS SmartIndexing
http://www.lexisnexis.com/infopro/smartindexing/
Factiva Intelligent Indexing
http://www.factiva.com (Choose Consulting/Factiva Intelligent Indexing
Interwoven Metatagger (purchased MetaCode Technologies, Inc. Oct. 2000)
http://www.interwoven.com/products (Choose Metatagger)
Sageware Categorization and Tagging Services
http://www.sageware.com (Choose Products/specific service)

Discussion groups/Mailing lists
KMTool
http://www.kmtool.net/index.htm
Taxonomy forum
http://www.aslib.com/man-inf/discussions/get/taxonomy.html

Topic map software
Topic Map Navigator
http://www.ontopia.net
Open source software and training for Topic maps
http://www.cogx.com/


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