There are several reliable tools and websites that help government buyers find what they need in regards to information, products and services. What these resources have in common is the ability to search and find. They are more than search engines and platforms. They are sourced by strong taxonomies that uses semantic technology to make information findable.

We found this interesting topic on GovPro in their article, “Searching for products? Sources for governments to find what they need.” Taxonomies enable an organization to successfully search for specific objects because of the order established. Finding things is why taxonomies exist to begin with.

Findability is key to any document management system and making it fast, easy and cheap is the trifecta of access. However, 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 thesaurus, ontology, and taxonomy creation and metadata application.