The Accidental Taxonomist PDF ✓ The Accidental PDF

The Accidental Taxonomist PDF ✓ The Accidental PDF


  • Paperback
  • 472 pages
  • The Accidental Taxonomist
  • Heather Hedden
  • English
  • 22 February 2016
  • 9781573875288

10 thoughts on “The Accidental Taxonomist

  1. Darin Stewart Darin Stewart says:

    The author uotes 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


  2. Kathryn Kathryn says:

    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 Particularly Chapter 10 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 I'm similar to the people the author mentions who have an MLS but no taxonomy experience


  3. pearl pearl says:

    Incredibly thorough approachable and valuable Probably overkill for most folks who want to hit the ground running to create a taxonomy but it provides a solid framework for understanding the problem spaces that come with the process


  4. Rebecca Rebecca says:

    For those of you complaining that this book is boring I don't think a career in taxonomy is for youIt's thorough informative and structured well for beginners and 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 informationAfter all this is one of the areas in our field that is expanding when many others are not


  5. Jim Reprogle Jim Reprogle says:

    Extremely dull book but very informative Use it for reference not reading material


  6. Jay Jay says:

    A good book for learning about taxonomy Good on the underpinnings the process how this taxonomist’s job works Not so good on real world examples though This would have benefited from some 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 about what they had just a taste of From what I could tell the facts on taxonomy are provided in detail in this one place than you are likely to find elsewhere making this an excellent reference I was surprised that it didn’t feel all that dated – I suspect the software described hasn’t changed all that much in the past few years and that wasn’t a major focus of the text anyway I’d be interested in the author’s take on automatic discovery and indexing of facets for faceted search – she downplays this software capability that has been in use since before the book was written and she doesn't explain why


  7. Robert Bogue Robert Bogue says:

    There are dozens of things that I do each day that I didn’t set out to do 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 my own company well over a decade ago Working with taxonomies – and becoming a taxonomist – can happen by accident too That’s why The Accidental Taxonomist is appropriate for someone looking to learn how to create taxonomies I’ve never heard a child say “I want to grow up to be a taxonomist” Despite this there are those who have taxonomy as a part of their job – whether they intended it to be or notClick here to read the full review


  8. Rex Libris Rex Libris says:

    The title comes from the circumstances that most people who do taxonomy work had no intention of doing taxonomy work it is just something that happened upon them Part of that is the relative rarity of taxonomy work and part of is just the newness of itGiven the newness and lack of professional training the author has attempted to codify what taxonomy work is She discusses the development of taxonomies the theory behind it construction of taxonomies and the tools for creating themHaving been doing this kind of work off and on for the past 25 years I decided to read about what I am supposed to be doing The book is good as a summary of what taxonomy work is supposed to be But in practice taxonomy theory is like the proverbial battle plan It works well until the first contact with the enemy


  9. Rebecca Rebecca says:

    A decent into to the methods and tools of taxonomists but very little about the actual work of term selection editing and use So specific to a particular technical environment that some of the material is already out of date 2 12 years after publication and much will be soon I read the Kindle version which suffered from conversion problems with end of line hyphenation and some illegible illustrations


  10. Joanne Joanne says:

    As promised this book contains lots of 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


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The Accidental Taxonomist[Reading] ➿ The Accidental Taxonomist By Heather Hedden – Capitalsoftworks.co.uk 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 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 Drawing on numerous real The Accidental PDF or 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 The result is a practical and essential guide for information professionals who need to effectively create or manage taxonomies controlled vocabularies and thesauri.

10 thoughts on “The Accidental Taxonomist

  1. Darin Stewart Darin Stewart says:

    The author uotes 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

  2. Kathryn Kathryn says:

    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 Particularly Chapter 10 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 I'm similar to the people the author mentions who have an MLS but no taxonomy experience

  3. pearl pearl says:

    Incredibly thorough approachable and valuable Probably overkill for most folks who want to hit the ground running to create a taxonomy but it provides a solid framework for understanding the problem spaces that come with the process

  4. Rebecca Rebecca says:

    For those of you complaining that this book is boring I don't think a career in taxonomy is for youIt's thorough informative and structured well for beginners and 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 informationAfter all this is one of the areas in our field that is expanding when many others are not

  5. Jim Reprogle Jim Reprogle says:

    Extremely dull book but very informative Use it for reference not reading material

  6. Jay Jay says:

    A good book for learning about taxonomy Good on the underpinnings the process how this taxonomist’s job works Not so good on real world examples though This would have benefited from some 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 about what they had just a taste of From what I could tell the facts on taxonomy are provided in detail in this one place than you are likely to find elsewhere making this an excellent reference I was surprised that it didn’t feel all that dated – I suspect the software described hasn’t changed all that much in the past few years and that wasn’t a major focus of the text anyway I’d be interested in the author’s take on automatic discovery and indexing of facets for faceted search – she downplays this software capability that has been in use since before the book was written and she doesn't explain why

  7. Robert Bogue Robert Bogue says:

    There are dozens of things that I do each day that I didn’t set out to do 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 my own company well over a decade ago Working with taxonomies – and becoming a taxonomist – can happen by accident too That’s why The Accidental Taxonomist is appropriate for someone looking to learn how to create taxonomies I’ve never heard a child say “I want to grow up to be a taxonomist” Despite this there are those who have taxonomy as a part of their job – whether they intended it to be or notClick here to read the full review

  8. Rex Libris Rex Libris says:

    The title comes from the circumstances that most people who do taxonomy work had no intention of doing taxonomy work it is just something that happened upon them Part of that is the relative rarity of taxonomy work and part of is just the newness of itGiven the newness and lack of professional training the author has attempted to codify what taxonomy work is She discusses the development of taxonomies the theory behind it construction of taxonomies and the tools for creating themHaving been doing this kind of work off and on for the past 25 years I decided to read about what I am supposed to be doing The book is good as a summary of what taxonomy work is supposed to be But in practice taxonomy theory is like the proverbial battle plan It works well until the first contact with the enemy

  9. Rebecca Rebecca says:

    A decent into to the methods and tools of taxonomists but very little about the actual work of term selection editing and use So specific to a particular technical environment that some of the material is already out of date 2 12 years after publication and much will be soon I read the Kindle version which suffered from conversion problems with end of line hyphenation and some illegible illustrations

  10. Joanne Joanne says:

    As promised this book contains lots of 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

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