Evaluating and Refining Classification Schemes

Venue: Sydney

Location: Sydney, Australia

Event Date/Time: Dec 03, 2007 End Date/Time: Dec 05, 2007
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Classification schemes are critical tools that can simplify business processes and provide an accurate representation of an organisation’s information. Systems such as taxonomies, thesauri, metadata, ontologies and folksonomies can assist in managing information, classifying data and meeting the specific needs of user groups. A scheme that is well designed, executed and orchestrated has the potential to transform an organisation so that it’s consistently efficient, productive and viable.

However, many stakeholders are confused as to the purposes, functions, and benefits associated with these schemes. Users are often intimidated by the features available, the extent of the capabilities, and the potential training and skills base required in order to use these schemes effectively. This can lead to the production of inaccurate or incomplete information that does not accurately portray the current status of the organisation, therefore negatively impacting on business functions, growth, profitability and long term potential.

This conference will allow you to hear practical case studies to provide you with insights into how others have implemented, executed, managed and maintained classification schemes within their organisations. The following key areas will be addressed:

Implementing an effective classification scheme that aligns with business strategy
Encouraging ownership over processes and developing user confidence
Exploring the search function and providing links to other systems
Understanding terminology and establishing a corporate language
Investigating the possibilities in integrating collaborative technologies