Blog 3 Pt. IV

4. Design a metadata matrix that presents the vocabulary terms and relationships.  You need only present accepted and variant terms in an accompanying controlled vocabulary database (there is no need to develop extensive synonym rings or explode the vocabulary to include broader and narrower terms).  (Search the Internet for examples of how to create a metadata matrix.)

Metadata Matrix:

Listed below is the website Metadata Matrix for the site along with the controlled vocabulary terms. This is listed in order to assist in controlling the vocabularies database. These variant terms will be particular useful for users whose first language is not English, as the site and all content/services is available internationally.

Vocabulary

Description

Examples

Maintenance

Members

Site visitors who have created an account

Login

Moderate

Audience

Type of users the website will appeal to most

First time visitors, experience travellers, students, elderly, businessman

Easy

Page Type

Type of page on the website

Booking pages, information pages, member pages, home page

Easy/Moderate

Specials (details and price)

Provides updates on current specials on various pages

New Flight/Group/Cruise/Car Hire limited offers

Challenging

Search

Users able to index the website for keywords

Search: Groups, Flights, Airlines, Locations, Hotel Name, etc

Challenging

Flights

Details related to flights and the bookings

Airline, Departing and Returning Dates, class, number of people

Moderate

Cruises

Details related to cruising and bookings

Cruise line, departing and returning dates, suite type, number of passengers

Moderate

Car hire

Details related to car hire and bookings

Car hire company, model and make of car

Moderate

 

 

Controlled Vocabulary:

Accepted Term

Variant Terms

Hotels

Accommodation, Resorts, Motels

Search

Index, Find, Locate

Subscribe

Sign Up

Reviews

Testimonials, Reports

Specials

Updates, exclusive deals, limited offers

Car

Vehicle, Bus, Vans

Flights

Tickets, Plane

Departing

Leaving, From

Returning

Arriving, To, From

Groups

Packages, Teams

 

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