Our favorite Accidental Taxonomist, @hhedden Heather Hedden, has noted that she now offers onsite corporate taxonomy training. She is extraordinarily capable in her field, and she’s developed an approach that can accommodate varying skill levels, interactive exercises, customized corporate workshops, and continuous improvement, “based more on real-world scenarios”, and less on theory, including focus on specific topics of interest to clients. Read more about it here!
A knowledge model is not just a fancy buzzword for a controlled vocabulary. It’s more complex than that. A knowledge model is more similar to a knowledge organization system, which I defined in an earlier blog post. As a system or a model, it comprises not only the concepts, their labels and attributes, and their relationships, but also rules or policies for their use. Furthermore, a knowledge model is either a complex type of knowledge organization system, such as a thesaurus or an ontology, or a set of multiple controlled vocabularies to be used in combination for the same content set that form a set of taxonomies, such as facets, but it is not a simple single controlled vocabulary. The designation of “model” is also what is used for RDF, SKOS, and OWL-based systems. These are often called semantic models.