Brown Bag Event:  Creating Taxonomies:How to Use Metrics to Show Progress 
April 29, 2003 at Noon

Information portals rely on good taxonomies for information accessibility and user satisfaction.  Experience dictates that a good taxonomy should be intuitive, compelling and useful  but how best to accomplish this goal?  This brown bag session will look at a practical methodology for developing a good taxonomy, including:

*       a Quality Plan framework as the backbone of your portal initiatives
*       key characteristics of a good taxonomy
*       tactics for ensuring that a taxonomy is easy to develop, validate and maintain
*       tips for increasing information value, accuracy and completeness of taxonomy 

The featured speaker, Dr. Claude Vogel, is the chief scientist for Convera and the founder and former Chief Technology Officer of Semio Corporation.  He is an associate professor of Computational Semiotics at the University of Montreal and the University of Albuquerque, and a French Association for Artificial Intelligence Member of Honour.  Dr. Vogel engages in ongoing research and among his published works are nine books on the subjects of software engineering, cognitive design, social organizations, and semiotics.

Date:  Tuesday, April 29, 2003

Time:  12:00 noon - 3:00   (Registration begins at 11:30) Feel free to bring your lunch.

Place:  West Dining Room, 6th Floor, Madison Building, Library of Congress, 101 Independence Avenue, S.E., Washington, D.C.

Metro:  Capitol South (Orange and Blue lines)

Sponsor:        FLICC Content Management Working Group and the Science, Technology & Business Division, Library of Congress
Registration:  Free, but advanced registration required. Call the FLICC office to register-(202) 707-4800-or visit the FLICC Educational Programs Web site at 

Request ADA Accommodations five business days in advance at (202) 707-6362 TTY or [log in to unmask]  For information, call FLICC at (202) 707-4800; TTY (202) 707-4995	

Cancellations:  Please notify FLICC (202) 707-4800 if you cannot attend so those on the waiting list have an opportunity to register.