Taxonomies in Action

Presentation Abstract

Discover how taxonomies can maximize the value of your DITA content, in practice!

Taxonomies are the perfect Swiss knife to model and keep control of complex corporate information landscapes.

Boost the value of your DITA documentation across the board and make an impact on all content consumers: users of your products, technical writers, pre-sales, and marketing.

This session will focus on the following use cases:

– Set up user navigation and faceted search
– Drive content automation by leveraging fine-grained classification of your content
– Support your team by providing validation rules that enforce corporate packaging
– Massage your DITA documentation into structured, interoperable content for the outside world
– Reconcile fine-grained, metadata-loaded DITA content with external, unstructured sources

Implementing a taxonomy is instrumental in moving away from content sinks and stay relevant in the age of Information 4.0, where machines and humans become equally important.

What can attendees expect to learn?

This presentation is targeted to crowds curious to learn more about how taxonomy can help to reap additional value out of existing content and reflect on their information model in the light of taxonomy classification capabilities and cross-concept relationship power.

The audience will discover how the pervasive usage of taxonomies benefits all personas, and transpose practical examples to their own requirements.

The goal of the presentation is to expose, via real-life examples, how taxonomies were instrumental in lifting changes such as rebranding, bringing information classification down to content developers and up to the users.

Meet the Presenter

François Violette has been working for 2 years as Information Architect at Talend, worldwide leader in Cloud, Big Data, and Data Integration solutions.

He joined around the time the company was shifting to DITA and supports a distributed team of 20 technical writers in all aspects of this journey: information modeling, metadata, automation, delivery, internationalization, and making sure everything holds together.

François is very keen on all aspects of knowledge engineering. He likes to find opportunities to maximize the value of structured content outside of typical consumer audiences.

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