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Factor at Information Architecture Conference 2019, Orlando

Gary Carlson and Dana Bublitz will conduct Factor’s Designing and Building Taxonomies for the Real World Workshop at this year’s IA Conference, March 13-17 2019, in Orlando. This workshop is based on hard-won lessons working with many different taxonomies, ontologies, and organizations from small ecommerce sites to large fortune 50 enterprises. We will immerse you in the […] Read more »

Taxonomies and AI Chatbots

This blog post is adapted from a Presentation by Gary Carlson at Taxonomy Bootcamp, November 2018 Taxonomies, AI, and Chatbots: Connecting People With Information There is a natural relationship between AI chatbots and taxonomies—but how do they work together? More importantly, how can taxonomies/ontologies support best AI practices? Taxonomies and ontologies interact with, support, and […] Read more »

Scalable Taxonomies

In working on enterprise taxonomy projects, the issue of scale always comes up. “Scale” is a word that gets tossed around a lot but what does it really mean for taxonomies? How can taxonomies scale? What do organizations need to think about when considering requirements for taxonomy scale? We’ve found that the best way to […] Read more »

Essential Assessments for Designing Enterprise Taxonomy

Gary Carlson of FactorDesigning a taxonomy is the process of defining its structure. It details how different relationships will be used, formatting of the labels, and the attributes that will be associated with each term and relationship. The design process is also the right time to consider the governance and maintenance procedures for the taxonomy along with the technical implementation considerations. Read more »