Social media seems to be factored into every area of technology these days. Taxonomy is no different. Having a defined taxonomy helps promote collaboration and connections by allowing people to quickly match content with an established set of defined keywords and terms.

This interesting topic was found on the SharePoint Expert Blog from Association for Information and Image Management (AIIM) in their post titled, “Is Taxonomy Social?” Metadata helps put the content in context and helps to ensure findability.

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 thesaurus, ontology, and taxonomy creation and metadata application.