One of the more popular users in taxonomies, Pandora (which is based on the Music Genome Project), is now offering channels specifically geared to workouts.

This interesting information was found on MarketWatch in their article, “Pandora Debuts Workout Stations.” The personalized radio service has helped make taxonomy a household, or at the very least, industry-wide term by determining preferred music styles according to selected songs .

It is nice to see taxonomy being used in a more public project. Most of the time they are hidden behind machine assisted indexing in a document management system. Not that it is a bad thing, as a solid taxonomy is needed to ensure dynamic and comprehensive indexing. Access Innovations is one of a very small number of companies able to help its clients generate ANSI/ISO/W3C-compliant taxonomies to make their information findable.

Melody K. Smith

Sponsored by Data Harmony, a unit of Access Innovations, the world leader in indexing and making content findable.