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Register now for the next Taxonomy Division Webinar: Developing Local Business Ontologies for Fun and Profit

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(Registration closes 5 PM ET, August 11, 2015)

Date: August 13, 2015
Time: 1:00pm ET


Interested in learning how to take taxonomies to the next level? Join presenter Michael Bauer as he shows us how to take a small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) taxonomy and extend it into a full ontology that organizes and establishes the relationships among different kinds of businesses, their goods and services, and their relevant locations to one another. He’ll show us how to take it further and extend the ontology to include how consumers search on the web and how they can be targeted on Facebook for advertising purposes. Finally we’ll get an understanding of how this complete ontology fits into the context of current trends of the sharing economy and mobile experience.


Michael Bauer is an ontologist and entrepreneur with expertise in building local business ontologies. But, that’s not all. Michael’s years of experience in the ever changing field of information science and technology have helped him develop a broad range of skills in everything from knowledge management to software programming. He helped put MapQuest on the web and consulted for Joltid, the predecessor of Skype. More recent projects include Enlightenment, a crowd-sourced photo sorting, classifying and tagging system and Alignment, a system for standardizing multiple local business taxonomies.

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  • All webinars are listed in Eastern Time.
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  • Webinars are free to division members. SLA members may attend for $15, or contact SLA to add the division for $20. Non-members may attend for $50. To avoid delays in processing your registration, please select the correct membership category from the dropdown.

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Hurry! Registration closes August 11. Access information will be sent to all registrants on August 12.

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