Bite-sized Taxonomy Boot Camp returns to a screen near you in June

This half day Zoom event focusses on Airtable, recruitment, product & semantic taxonomies and more

On 21 June 2023, Bite-sized Taxonomy Boot Camp holds its next virtual event. The programme is here. Dave Clarke, Founder of Synaptica, and Sarah Downs, Director of Client Solutions at Synaptica, discuss recruitment taxonomies and the power of similarity search. You will learn how taxonomies, automatic classification and innovative search techniques can help match the right people to the right jobs. Moderated by Simon Burton, MD & Co-Founder, CB Resourcing, who has years of experience with recruitment, this session has appeal for anyone interested in categorising, filtering, and organising information in job advertisements and CVs.

Then we move on to two case studies. Chantal Schweizer, Practice Director of Data Services, Pivotree, talks about product taxonomies from an ecommerce perspective, including enterprise search, content management, digital asset management and data platforms. Andreas Vlachidis, Lecturer in Information Science, UCL, expounds on a Sloane Lab project at the British Museum to reconnect dispersed heritage connections using state of the art technologies. He says, “At the core of the Sloane Lab resides the Knowledge Base (KB), which provides a homogeneous data environment using formal semantics to allow data integration, semantic enrichment and knowledge discovery across a disparate environment of resources”.

Michele Ann Jenkins, Senior Consultant, Dovecot Studio, explains how to use Airtable for taxonomy management, tagging and mappings. Airtable, she says, “is a cloud-based platform that occupies a space between a spreadsheet and a database. With low/no cost access, Airtable can be an easy place to capture taxonomy terms and their properties, especially during initial development”. She provides a practical and knowledgeable overview of where Airtable can be used for taxonomy design, development and mappings, and just as importantly, an honest view of its limitations.

These real-world taxonomy projects will be of great educational value, whether you are an experienced taxonomist or a novice. Registration is here.  Unable to attend on the 21st? No worries, it will be recorded so you can view later, at your convenience. But you still need to register.