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Professional Development Series - January 2019

Working Backwards: How Specific Use Cases Drive Ontology Features and Design Considerations

Presented by  Annabel Snow
Wednesday, January 23, 2019; 12:00 to 1:00 pm Eastern

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Summary:

Ontology use is increasing, including within the information, library and data sector. An extension of taxonomy, ontology is often arrived upon as the solution to a particular problem (poor findability, lack of metadata application, too rigid architecture). So designing an ontology will always be purpose-driven and/or system-specific and could take many forms. No one design fits all situations, although there are fundamental rules and standards to follow.

This introductory session is aimed at helping attendees understand the key ontology design features and considerations for different use cases. The session will be useful if you are interested in ontology design, are keen to see some working ontologies, and need to understand some of the basic considerations when working back from a use case to your ontology domain model.

About Annabel Snow:

Annabel Snow is a VP, Ontology at Broadridge in New York City where she is working on model-driven architecture for back office financial processing. Annabel has worked as an information architecture consultant both in New Zealand and Australia primarily in public sector information management. Her specialist area is ontology and taxonomy design to support rules-based auto-classification particularly to drive improvements in metadata application, search and findability as well as records management. She worked in a special library while completing her Masters of Information Studies at Victoria University of Wellington in New Zealand.

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