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Bite-sized Taxonomy Boot Camp London

Wednesday, June 9th 2021 15.00-15.45pm BST

The Synaptica team are taking part with our clients The Royal Pharmaceutical Society in the next Bite-sized virtual event on Wednesday, June 9th.

Our case study outlines a 24 month journey to design and build an enterprise ontology, incorporating multiple internal and external cross-walked taxonomies, and ends with a healthcare content search and discovery success story. The Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) is a world leader in the safe use of medicines.

In 2020 RPS designed, developed and deployed an enterprise ontology to standardise the classification and terminology used to identify and describe chemical substances, including drugs, excipients, poisons, herbals, etc., and their therapeutic uses, chemistry and physical properties.

This session, co-presented by RPS and Synaptica, discusses the knowledge modelling design process, illustrates some of the practical workflows used by the taxonomy editorial team, and describes how the resulting ontology, SPINE (Substances their Properties, Identifiers and NomenclaturE) integrates with content and search systems.


Denis Dechandon, Head of the Metadata Sector, Publications Office of the European Union, Luxembourg


Kiri Aikman, Head of New Content, Royal Pharmaceutical Society, UK

Jonathan Stott, Technical Architect, Royal Pharmaceutical Society, UK

Dave Clarke, CEO & Founder, Synaptica LLC, USA

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Author Vivs Long-Ferguson

Marketing Manager at Synaptica LLC. Joined in 2017, leads on marketing, social media and executive operations.

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