Developing a classification system organized into conceptually similar categories can help users gain a better understanding of the taxonomy subject area. For instance, a recently developed taxonomy on communication interventions to improve childhood vaccination is expected to provide these outcomes: understanding the relationships between different types of communication interventions; facilitating conceptual mapping of these interventions; clarifying the key purposes and features of interventions to aid implementation and evaluation; and identifying areas where evidence is strong and where there are gaps.

This interesting topic was found on 7th Space Interactive in their article, ”Communicate to vaccinate”: the development of a taxonomy of communication interventions to improve routine childhood vaccination.”

How the content is classified impacts the findability of your data. Professionals should look for an experienced builder of solid standards-based taxonomies to associate content for appropriate machine-assisted indexing. Access Innovations can provide solutions that are ANSI compliant.

Melody K. Smith

Sponsored by Access Innovations, the world leader in thesaurus, ontology, and taxonomy creation and metadata application.