How do I use Climate Tagger?

There are two ways to use Climate Tagger. To install the finished Climate Tagger module you must either be running the Drupal content management system (CMS) or the CKAN data portal. Otherwise, you can use the Climate Tagger API (Application Programming Interface) to implement Climate Tagger on any publishing environment with the help of your web developer.

To use Climate Tagger API you have to register. Once you’ve registered you will receive an automated email. Activate your account by following the link in this email and you will be able to log in to the API dashboard. In the dashboard, you can create new projectsProject is an intervention designed to achieve specific objectives within specified resources and implementation schedules, often within the framework of a broader program. (Glossary Monitoring and Evaluation Terms; MERG Monitoring & Evaluation Reference Group and UNAIDS) and get an authentication token to use Climate Tagger.

What are some use cases for Climate Tagger?

Case 1 – To organise a previously unsearchable document database

Case 2 – To cross-link your own resources

Case 3 – To cross-link your resources with external documents (API functionality)

Case 4 – To offers definitions, synonyms and links (API functionality)

Case 5 – Multiple language tagging

Case 6 – Add depth to your platform with suitable 3rd party resources (API functionality)

Case 1 – To organise a previously unsearchable document database

Your organisation has amassed a vast, valuable storehouse of electronic documents. Unfortunately, they are not particularly well-ordered or categorised. They also lack tagging for online searchability, so visitors to your own website have no effective way of finding and accessing the wealth of information that is already there.

One possible way to deal with the problem might be to hire a couple of interns to sift through every individual document and tag each of them manually. But each person uses their own personal vocabulary in describing concepts, so you will likely end up with a wildly inconsistent set of terms. And the human factor also means that they might read superficially and miss some terms completely.

But now, there is a faster, easier and more reliable way of making your storehouse of documents searchable – and findable! Climate Tagger can tag all of your reports, articles and scientific papers instantly. Since the system relies on a thesaurus with clearly defined terms and interrelationships, it will automatically use a consistent set of keywords to describe content. This means you can place documents in useful clusters, make them all accessible to others and increase the impact of your work.

Several organisations in the clean energy field are already using Climate Tagger to improve document tagging and more are looking at the best way to integrate it into their systems at the moment.

Case 2 – To cross-link your own resources

Your web portal offers a vast amount of online resources. They’re actually organised and categorised quite well, but no two documents are cross-linked with each other.

Climate Tagger will instantly index all of your resources and can create a simple application to automatically suggest related content from your own pool of documents.

For example, OpenEI has already built a widget to suggest related articles to their readers, helping them to find what they’re looking for.

Case 3 – To cross-link your resources with external documents (API functionality)

As in the scenario above, your portal already offers a wealth of resources. But you’re also aware that there are many external resources available other sites; ones that could hugely increase value and understanding for your own users.

Climate Tagger can offer suggestions for further reading from 3rd parties who have already used the system to tag their own resources. This content pool of indexed resources is growing daily, and with it, the ability to offer your users further reading suggestions that match their interests.

At the same time, you can drastically increase the outreach of your own resources by choosing to allow them to be part of this growing content pool. The original source of a document will always be clear to users, and the expert audience for your documents is widened significantly.

Case 4 – To offer definitions, synonyms and links (API functionality)

You work hard to offer your users up-to-date relevant information – but at the same time you know that misunderstandings are not unusual when trying to describe a complex topic.

By integrating Climate Tagger into your publishing environment, you can offer your users a simple system that extracts particular topics from your articles and offers definitions, synonyms and links to open resources such as Wikipedia.

For instance, the Eldis development knowledge platform is using this system to offer their users a “what do we mean by” info box that includes definitions and synonyms retrieved from Climate Tagger.

Case 5 – Multiple language tagging

Your website is offered in multiple languages. To accurately tag your resources, you would need to hire multiple native-speakers with expertise in clean energy or climate changeClimate change is a lasting change in weather patterns over long periods of time. It can be a natural phenomena and and has occurred on Earth even before people inhabited it. Quite different is a current situation that is also referred to as climate change, anthropogenic climate change, or ... topics – a time-consuming and costly undertaking!

Climate Tagger can automatically extract quality-assured keywords from original documents in five languages: English, Spanish, French, Portuguese and German.

You can connect related resources within and across languages, and offer your users an intuitive structure for retrieving documents. Climate Tagger helps you by semantically scanning your resources and extracting the most relevant keywords and geographic location.

Case 6 – Add depth to your platform with suitable 3rd party resources (API functionality)

Your platform is a useful gateway to a wealth of information, but you offer only a limited amount of original research.

Climate Tagger can add depth to your platform. Define precisely what concepts and terms are relevant for your own users, and they can receive matching documents from our ever-increasing content pool directly on your website.

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