Equitable Search: Adding Users’ Natural Language to Your Controlled Vocabulary

Everyone should have the right to search with the words they are the most comfortable with and find the information they seek. This is the theme behind equitable search.

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Everyone should have the right to search with the words they are the most comfortable with and find the information they seek. This is the theme behind equitable search. So what is equitable search? Why should you care? What can you do to start the journey to more equitable search for your users? 

Moreover, how do you gather the natural language, and how do you assess which parts of your controlled vocabulary need the most help? What if you want to use a linked data source? 

In this class, you will gain hands-on experience in creating an equitable search experience for your users. You will learn how to gather your users' natural language and assess whether it aligns with your taxonomy, knowledge graph, and search terminology. You will also learn how to add users’ natural language to your vocabulary.

Access the course here.

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Tamir Borensztajn

Vice President SaaS & Open Strategy, EBSCO Information Services