This page related to stage 1 of the project, which concluded in September 2014.
This page is where we seek input from people with expertise in designing subject classification schemes, using semantic technologies, text mining, etc, to explore and critique approaches to maximising the range of requirements the new scheme covers, easing adoption, and minimising impact and the cost of change.
Initial design questions
Before even a straw man proposal for a structure of a future coding scheme can be made, a number of fundamental questions about that structure need to be tackled. Because the answers to these questions can have far reaching consequences, we need your feedback on them.
To expedite the feedback process, we have prepared a small range of solutions for each of the initial design questions. Further solutions are very welcome. What would be great is to learn which of these solutions are preferred and why.
This is the third version of the initial questions, released at 21 July, 2014.
Areas of interest that we will tackle include, but are not limited to:
- dealing with legacy data and the need for longitudinal studies;
- the development of a modularised approach, in which, for example, different applications work with different profiles;
- making it easy to build highly usable software in which technicalities are hidden, and effective user support is provided (e.g. for discovery, classification, analysis);
- enabling data-set linking;
- ensuring that the scheme is easily implemented by software developers, and easily comprehended by data integrators, business analysts, etc.
- flexibility to future needs, and long-term maintainability;
- potential opportunities in relation to text-mining.
We would like to thank those people who commented in Stage 1. We have taken your comments on-board. The project deliverable PD03, “HEDIIP NSCS Structure and Candidate Scheme” (available from the HEDIIP web site) shows how we settled on a design.