Ever wanted to know how websites like Amazon or Netflix organize billions of bits of content into manageable data sets, but more importantly useful categories for you to sift through? Welcome to taxonomy… with a wee bit of ontology thrown in. This workshop will begin with an overview of taxonomy. We’ll also discuss a bit about the related field of ontology. Then we’ll get hands-on in breakout rooms with organizing a data set into meaningful hierarchical categories that provides value to our end user. We’ll come back together at the end of the workshop to share what we learned about taxonomy.

Presenter: Dr. Anthony Koth, Lead Taxonomist at Indeed