Taxonomies-From A to Z (May 15, 4 pm-5 pm EDT/UTC-4)

Taxonomies-From A to Z (May 15, 4 pm-5 pm EDT/UTC-4)


In the beginning were data models. Data models are necessary to manage data when data is structured.

But when there is text, another approach is needed. The analogical equivalent of the data model is the taxonomy.

What is a taxonomy? Where did they come from? How many of them are there?

What is an ontology? How does an ontology relate to a taxonomy?

How can I use taxonomies? Where can I get taxonomies?

All these questions and more will be discussed.


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About Bill Inmon

Bill Inmon – the “father of data warehouse” – has written 57 books published in nine languages. Bill’s latest adventure is the building of technology known as textual disambiguation – technology that reads raw text in a narrative format and allows the text to be placed in a conventional data base so that it can be analyzed by standard analytical technology, thereby creating unique business value for Big Data/unstructured data. Bill was named by ComputerWorld as one of the ten most influential people in the history of the computer profession. Bill lives in Castle Rock, Colorado. For more information about textual disambiguation refer to

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