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Approaches to Taxonomy Development: Some Experiences in the Context of an Academic Institute Information Portal

Mahemei, Lohrii Kaini and Thulasi, K and Rajashekar, TB (2005) Approaches to Taxonomy Development: Some Experiences in the Context of an Academic Institute Information Portal. In: International Conference on Information Management in a Knowledge Society, 21-25 February, 2005, Mumbai, India, pp. 315-326.

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Abstract

SciGate, the science information portal of the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore, organizes and provides access to a large number of online scholarly information resources to the Institute research community. Scope of content and information architecture of SciGate was defined and developed in 2001. The portal has consistent high usage. Formal and informal feedback from many users over the past three years of SciGate operation has necessitated us to revise the scope of SciGate content and its navigation interface. We needed an architectural approach for this redesign effort. 'Taxonomies' appear to offer a very useful approach to address the different design aspects of information portals. We formulated our approach based on a study of several operational portal taxonomies, their development and application. Our first two tasks were to define scope of our taxonomy based on user needs study and to develop the taxonomy outline. We describe details of our approach and results of the study. We also discuss our further plans towards implementation of the revised SciGate architecture.

Item Type: Conference Paper
Keywords: Taxonomy;Portal Taxonomy;Information Portal;SciGate
Department/Centre: Division of Information Sciences > National Centre for Science Information
Date Deposited: 05 Apr 2006
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 04:18
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ernet.in/id/eprint/2853

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