Clearly details the conceptual and practical notions of controlled vocabularies. provides a crash course for newcomers and offers experienced practitioners a. The Accidental Taxonomist is the most comprehensive guide available to the art and science of building information taxonomies. Heather Hedden a leading. The Accidental Taxonomist is the most comprehensive guide available to the art and science of building information taxonomies. Heather Hedden one of today s .
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Drawing on numerous real-world examples, Hedden explains how to create terms and relationships, select taxonomy management software, design taxonomies for human versus automated indexing, manage enterprise taxonomy projects, and adapt taxonomies to various user interfaces.
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The Accidental Taxonomist
The Accidental Taxonomist by Heather Hedden. The Accidental Taxonomist is the most comprehensive guide available to the art and science of building information taxonomies. Heather Hedden one of today s leading writers, instructors, and consultants on indexing and taxonomy topics walks readers through the process, displaying her trademark ability to present highly technical information in straightforward, comprehensib The Accidental Taxonomist is the most comprehensive guide available to the art and science of building information taxonomies.
Heather Hedden one of today s leading writers, instructors, and consultants on indexing and taxonomy topics walks readers through the process, displaying her trademark ability to present highly technical information in straightforward, comprehensible English.
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Lists with This Book. Nov 11, Darin Stewart rated it liked it. The author quotes me several times and the book is deadly dull. There must be some way to reconcile those two facts while still preserving my own ego. Mar 14, Kathryn rated it really liked it Shelves: It’s hilarious to me that people are complaining about this book being boring. I’m sorry, but building a taxonomy is not a day at the beach!
No offense to anyone who enjoys building a taxonomy, I have limited experience, which is why I wanted to read this book, but I wouldn’t say it’s a super fun activity.
Anyway, I found this book to be extremely helpful. I didn’t feel like the chapter about all the taxonomy building software available was such a good idea, since most It’s hilarious to me that people are complaining about this book being boring.
I didn’t feel like the chapter about all the taxonomy building software available was such a good idea, since most of those will be obsolete in a few short years. However, I would still recommend this book to anyone who has an interest in taxonomies. Accidentql similar to the people the author mentions who have an MLS but no taxonomy experience.
Jan 03, Rebecca rated it it was amazing. For those of you complaining that this book is boring, I don’t think a career in taxonomy is for you. It’s thorough, informative and structured well for beginners and more advanced taxonomers. This book didn’t exist when I was a library student, but I wish it had – I think it should be essential reading for all information management students interested in structuring information.
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After all, this is one of the areas in our field that is expanding, when many others are not. Jul 03, Jim Reprogle rated it liked it. Extremely dull book, but very informative. Use it for taxonimist, not reading material. May 25, Jay rated it liked it. A good book for learning about taxonomy.
Not so good on real world examples, though. This would have benefited from accidenta, case studies to help the reader see how the aspects of taxonomy creation and editing work. Because of this lack of examples, this felt a little unfriendly, like someone just reading the facts.
Like the book was aimed at someone who has worked on a taxonomy project and wanted to know more accjdental what they h A good book for learning about taxonomy.
Like the book was aimed at someone who has worked on a taxonomy project and wanted to know more about what they had just a “taste” of. From what I could tell, the facts on taxonomy are provided in more detail in this one place than you are likely to find elsewhere, making this an excellent reference.
I do accounting and billing work without a desire or intent to do it. I do sales and marketing — and neither are at the top of my list of things to do. I accidentally picked these things up when I decided to be an entrepreneur and run faxonomist own company well over a decade ago. Working with taxonomies — and becoming a taxonomist — can happen by accident too.
Click here to read the full review Nov 28, Rebecca rated it liked it Shelves: A decent into to the methods and tools of taxonomists, acciental very little about the actual work of term selection, editing, and use. I read the Kindle version, which taxonomisst from conversion problems with end-of-line hyphenation and some illegible illustrations.
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Apr 09, Annie rated it really liked it. I’ve read this book and intend to re-read it, as it tasonomist a very interesting field to consider. Dec 01, Joanne rated it accidenfal liked it Shelves: As promised, this book contains lots taxono,ist practical advice for people who find themselves working with taxonomies, either by design or by accident. I have flagged a number of pages that will be of continuing value to me, and this will definitely be on my bookshelf, if not my desk, at work.
Dec 13, Paul Evans rated it liked it. Had to read for work. Concept is interesting, but accidsntal book itself is very dry. This is probably the Bible, though, for anyone who is a taxonomist, accidental or otherwise. Jun 27, Mark Boszko rated it liked it. Too much tools and process, not enough practical advice. To put it another way, too much how, and not enough why.
Apr 27, Connie Crosby rated it it was amazing. Excellent look at taxonomy in great detail. Includes theory, practical tips, and discussion of career options.
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