PoolParty CardSorting is a collaborative tool and the first step in designing your enterprise knowledge graph. It enables you to involve even subject-matter experts who usually have little knowledge of knowledge engineering.
As an add-on to the PoolParty Semantic Suite, the result of the Card Sorting session is seamlessly integrated into the PoolParty Thesaurus Server.
As an icebreaker, PoolParty CardSorting is used to warm up the conversation among subject-matter experts, knowledge engineers and information architects. Card sorting creates an overall structure for your information architecture and is the basis for taxonomies.
Card sorting is a method of identifying topics, naming them and putting them into categories that make sense for a group of people. It is a commonly used method to first create a business glossary which is later extended to taxonomies and ontologies and ultimately to an enterprise knowledge graph. Card sorting can be performed by any subject-matter expert who has some knowledge of a particular domain of knowledge. There is no need to have a background in knowledge modelling, ontology engineering, or any related discipline.
“Bridge the gap between subject matter experts, knowledge engineers and information architects when creating enterprise taxonomies”.
How does PoolParty CardSorting work?
Users create cards which represent a thing (or topic of interest) and add descriptions on the cards. Colors indicate who the author was. Cards can be sorted, discussed and via filter separated for each user. The tool allows collaborators in real-time to suggest, confirm or reject new topics.
All accepted cards can be inserted via drag & drop into an already existing or newly created taxonomy, directly into PoolParty. In this way, both activities, card sorting and taxonomy management, are seamlessly integrated. PoolParty CardSorting is available as a cloud service and can be used for both, remote and on-site sorting sessions.