Using taxonomies to improve collaboration

Venue: Holborn Bars

Location: London, United Kingdom

Event Date/Time: Mar 24, 2010 End Date/Time: Mar 24, 2010
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The Master Class will show how to use content analysis techniques to turn the tables on the knowledge glut. The increasing volume of information flows becomes an intelligence advantage, rather than an overwhelming challenge.

The techniques, when learned, are simple and inexpensive, ideal for times when money is scarce. On the other hand, it will increase the value and productivity of work groups because they will be working with a much higher level of common knowledge.

It will also feature the first public showing of the all new Open Intelligence software dedicated to making the social networking experience of creating collaborative intelligence, an engaging, as well as a valuable and productive use of a community’s knowledge working time.

Attendees will gain hands on experience of the power of taxonomies in action simultaneously monitoring multiple knowledge flows, as well as a taste of what a new level of self signifying knowledge looks like.

Masterclass leader:

Jan Wyllie has used faceted taxonomies in his content analysis practice for 30 years. In the 1980s and the early 1990s, his company, Trend Monitor, published Trend Monitor Reports with Aslib, which provided intelligence on the subjects of Computers, Communications and Media. In the early 1990s, he identified the importance of taxonomies to knowledge management in the context of the Web information explosion.

In addition to writing articles and working a 42-acre woodland, Jan and his business partner, Simon Eaton, are launching Open Intelligence, which combines content analysis and online database software to produce an ultra rich intelligence flows, starting with the topic of Energy.