Below is our collection of videos focused on different aspects of creating and using taxonomies and some ontology work in Semantic Web Company’s product PoolParty. See the How-To Videos page for our extensive collection of videos relating to other taxonomy topics. You can also browse and view these videos on our YouTube Channel.
Extend SKOS and create Custom Schemas
At its core, PoolParty is built upon SKOS, the W3C’s standard for defining controlled vocabularies like taxonomies or thesauri. As of release 3.2.2, however, PoolParty offers a highly flexible RDF schema editor to introduce either widely accepted schemas like FOAF and SIOC or customized schemas created to meet the user’s needs. The Semantic Web Comapany’s Andreas Blumauer shows you how.
Sometimes it is useful to have a little help when adding details to the fields describing a term. The autopopulate feature in PoolParty can help find related terms, alternative labels and a host of other information. The Semantic Web Company’s Andreas Blumauer shows you how.
Linking concepts between projects
Thesauri are designed to cover a particular domain or area of knowledge. However, sometimes it is useful to a link concept in one domain with a concept in another. Taxonomist Gaby Nicas shows how PoolParty makes it simple to link concepts between projects.
Adding Notes and Tracking Changes
As a thesaurus evolves it is important to keep track of changes or provide information to help clarify decisions made about a term. Taxonomist Gaby Nicas shows how PoolParty makes it simple to add explanatory notes to a concept and track changes.
Lists and Collections
The Semantic Web Company’s Andreas Blumauer explains how to create and manage SPARQL lists (‘pick lists’) and collections in PoolParty. Collections are part of the SKOS standard, which is the basis for PoolParty. With lists and collections several elements like drop-down menus or menu structures can be generated for third-party applications.
Uploading and tagging documents
Documents can be added to a PoolParty document library in a variety of ways, including via URL, uploading Word or PDF files, copying and pasting, or even uploading a zip file; assigning metatags to the documents makes them easy to find later. Taxonomist Gaby Nicas demonstrates just how easy it is to add information to PoolParty and create new or add existing tags from the project thesaurus.
Exporting Concept Schemes and Top Concepts for Reuse
Often a group of concepts created for one thesaurus project would be useful in another project…but who wants to recopy all that information? With PoolParty it is easy to export selected sections of a thesaurus and import them into another project. Taxonomist Gaby Nicas shows you how it’s done.
In the evolution of a thesaurus sometimes it makes sense to take two separate categories or concepts and make them one. Whether it is a single concept or a top-level concept with terms under it, Taxonomist Gaby Nicas shows how this is quickly and easily done in PoolParty.
Tour of Top Concepts and Concepts
Taxonomist Gaby Nicas provides an overview of the features, functions and menu tabs found under the Top Concept and Concept nodes in the PoolParty hierarchy.
Tour of a Concept Scheme Node
Taxonomist Gaby Nicas provides an overview of the features, functions and menu tabs found under the Concept Scheme node in the PoolParty Hierarchy. Learn how to assert metadata to a concept scheme.
Create Concept Schemes and Concepts
Taxonomist Gaby Nicas demonstrates how to add new Concept Schemes (facets), Top Concepts (sub-facets), and new Concepts (terms) to a thesaurus project in PoolParty.
Create New Thesaurus Project Using PoolParty
Taxonomist Gaby Nicas shows us step-by-step how to create a new thesaurus project using the PoolParty Thesaurus Server (See: http://www.poolparty.biz). This video explains the first steps you have to make when you start using PoolParty for your Semantic Information Management.