It isn’t news that search has evolved dramatically over the past couple of years. Though many people still think of search as the white box in the corner of the page where users type in a term or phrase, we need to think of it in terms of findability — ways that we can assist the user navigating and searching for the information they need.

We found this interesting piece of news on Fierce Content Management in their article, “Giving search users what they want, not what they’re asking for.” This is beyond the advanced search containing parameters to be selected by the user. It is faceted search with navigation.

Findability only works when a proper taxonomy is in place. Proper indexing against a strong standards-based taxonomy increases the findability of data. Access Innovations is one of a very small number of companies able to help its clients generate ANSI/ISO/W3C-compliant taxonomies.

Melody K. Smith

Sponsored by Access Innovations, the world leader in taxonomies, metadata, and semantic enrichment to make your content findable.