Jun 12

Case Studies from IKO Conference

Here are the pdfs from the 15 case studies presented at the IKO Conference this week. You’ll find the case outlines as well as the presenter slides, and any additional materials presented by the case presenters.

Agnes Molnar – Next generation SharePoint
Ahren Lehnert – Text mining and analytics
Charlie Hull – Implementing open source search
Dave Clarke – OASIS: deep image indexing
Elisa Erriquez & Jenni Wardell – Linked Data at the BBC
Maish Nichani – Designing a search based app
Marjorie Hlava – Quick start smart thesaurus
Nor Azlinayati – Padipedia: knowledgebase on padi production using semantic web technology
Eric Tsui – Hybrid folksonomy-taxonomy
Haliza Jailani – Enhanced search with entity recognition and Linked Data
Kia Siang Hock – Single OneSearch Service across libraries, archives and museums
Mark Glikson – Deploying a semantic operating system
Nor Azlinayati– KRSTE.my knowledgebase on science and technology using Linked Data and semantic search
Mark Garlinghouse – Integrating internal and external knowledge sources for an R&D function
Patrick Lambe & Loh Yu Gene – Graph database to build a knowledge mapping tool

Jun 12

Keynotes from IKO Conference

Here are the slides for the three keynotes at our IKO Conference this week. We will be producing video versions of these as well, but they’ll take a little longer.

Patrick Lambe – The New Frontier in Knowledge Organisation: integrating methods, technologies and standards to deliver extraordinary results
Charlie Hull – The Future of Search: fishing the streams of Big Data
Matt Moore – Competence and Knowledge Organisation

Jun 12

IKO Conference - Knowledge Organisation Tutorials

Here are the slides for the mini-tutorials in knowledge organisation from our “Innovations in Knowledge Organisation” Conference last week. The video versions will follow!

Taxonomies, ontologies and knowledge graphs – Patrick Lambe
Autoclassification and text analytics – Ahren Lehnert
Linked Data – Dave Clarke
Standards for taxonomies and Linked Data – Marjorie Hlava
No SQL and graph databases – Yu Gene Loh
Open source search – Charlie Hull
Search based applications – Agnes Molnar
Internet of Things – Maish Nichani

May 12

New Thoughtpiece: Where Did Knowledge Audits Come From?

In this thoughtpiece, from my forthcoming book Knowledge Audits and Knowledge Mapping (Oxford: Chandos, 2016) I trace the origins of knowledge audits in the communication audits of the 1950s. Knowing the history of knowledge audits gives us access to the incredibly rich set of tools and approaches developed by organisational communications scholars and practitioners after the Second World War (and also, incidentally, those developed to support information audits in the 1980s and 1990s). The article also gives a framework for identifying different types of knowledge audits for different purposes. Feedback welcome!

Mar 23

Rest in Peace Mr Lee Kuan Yew

We offer our condolences to the family of Mr Lee Kuan Yew on his passing today. Straits Knowledge was founded after Mr Lee had stepped down as Prime Minister. However we are keenly aware that who we are, what we do, and the unique opportunities we have had to work and learn and develop in the past thirteen years, would not have been possible without Mr Lee’s extraordinary drive, determination, vision, and his ability to harness the energy of other talented people. Rest in Peace and thank you for your service to Singapore.

Mar 22

Cross-Post: KM Implementation Challenges

This is a piece of research we did about 12 years ago, on KM Implementation Challenges. The case studies inside are constructed as learning games (“decision games” ) and we regularly use them in workshops to explore the implementation challenges and potential pitfalls in KM. Based on anonymised interviews with KM practitioners, they are still relevant today. Somehow, they never made it onto our blog, so here they are! KM_Implementation_Challenges.pdf

Mar 20

Upcoming Conferences we’ll be Involved In

We have a great programme lined up for the “Innovations in Knowledge Organisation” conference June 8-9, and early bird registration is now open!

If you can’t make that one, try another continent! Take a look at other conferences we’ll be workshopping and keynoting at in the next few months – Southern African Knowledge Management Summit 27-29 May, and ISKO UK, 13-14 July.

Feb 05

Book Review: Designing A Successful KM Strategy

KM pioneers Nick Milton and Stephanie Barnes have written this a practical guide for those who are thinking of developing a KM strategy, either for your own or client organisation. The guide covers a wide range of topics, from making a case for KM to measuring the ROI on pilot projects and everything in between. It comes with useful sensemaking tools, templates and real world examples to help you through the steps. You can download the Contents page and Introduction here.



Feb 02

New Thoughtpiece: Why Taxonomy Projects are Graceless and What To Do About It

Why do many enterprise taxonomy projects fail? In this thoughtpiece I explain why taxonomy projects are extraordinarily fragile in relation to the quality of the initial evidence gathering stage. I outline a methodology for improving the robustness and effectiveness of an enterprise taxonomy design, through a systematic knowledge audit at the project’s outset.

Download article here

Jan 29

Latest Knowledge Organisation Posts from the IKO Conference Blog

Here’s a roundup of recent posts on knowledge organisation from the IKO Conference blog:

Data Analytics, Expert Intuition and the Role of Taxonomy
The Role of Taxonomy Work in Extracting Insight from Big Data
Brief History of Information Architecture
Artificial Intelligence and Knowledge Organisation
Deep learning: Knowledge Organisation beyond textual content
Learn First: Label Later: How Deep Learning Works

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