February 9, 2011
Title: Management of Taxonomies for Search,
CMS, and Semantic Processing
Despite the widespread use of full-text
search, taxonomies and metadata are still needed to provide the
best user experience. But how are the taxonomies selected and
managed? What roles do they fill now, and what additional roles
will they fill in the medium-term future?
This talk looks at the basics of
metadata and taxonomies, their roles in content management and
in search, and the increasing role that vocabulary resources
like authority files, taxonomies, and ontologies are playing as
publishers seek at add additional value to their content.
- Disruptive Technology Director,
Ron Daniel is a Disruptive Technology
Director at Elsevier Labs. Elsevier, a leading publisher of
scientific, technical, and medical content, has begun to
emphasize the production and utilization of "Smart Content". Dr.
Daniel is one of the staff in Elsevier's Smart Content Center of
Excellence which I s helping to promulgate that technology
across the company.
Dr. Daniel has been working in the area
of Web metadata for more than 15 years. He is a co-editor of the
original Dublin Core metadata report, was a member of the RDF
and XML standardization efforts, and co-edited the PRISM
metadata specification for magazine publishers.
Before joining Elsevier, Ron worked as a
consultant for 8 years with Taxonomy Strategies. Before that he
was a Standards Architect at Interwoven, a Sr. Information
Scientist at Metacode technologies, and a Technical Staff Member
at Los Alamos. Ron earned a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from
Oklahoma State University, and did post-doctoral research at
Cambridge University and Los Alamos' Advanced Computing Lab.