Biographical Information

Marjorie Hlava

President, Access Innovations, Inc.

Marjorie M.K. Hlava is President, Chairman, and founder of Access Innovations, Inc. Very well known in the international information arena, she is the founding Chair of the new SLA Taxonomy Division established in August 2009. She has given workshops and lectures on thesaurus development, taxonomy creation, natural language processing, machine translations, and machine aided indexing, and other knowledge organization systems (KOS) topics.

Articles by Marjorie Hlava

What is a Taxonomy?

A taxonomy is a "knowledge organization system," a set of words that have been organized to control the use of terms used in a subject field into a "vocabulary" to facilitate the storing and retrieving of items from a repository. In this article taxonomy expert Marjorie Hlava tells you how taxonomy works to optimize your search results.