WAND has launched its WAND Taxonomy Library Portal that provides resources for companies who are developing a taxonomy strategy by giving access to more than 100,000 pre-built taxonomy concepts developed by experts. This interesting news came from Digital Journal in their article, “WAND Announces Launch of New Taxonomy Portal.”

When considering using a content management system’s taxonomy feature or pre-manufactured taxonomies, we will always argue for a system for managing taxonomies and business rules to interpret content and apply taxonomy terms that is easily integrated with other systems using APIs and web services calls; that is transparent and human-understandable; that is available to support users as they upload and tag their own content; and that supports searchers by extending to them the full semantic richness of the taxonomy.

True findability can be achieved only when you index against a solid, standards-based taxonomy. Access Innovations is one of a very small number of companies able to help its clients generate ANSI/ISO/W3C-compliant taxonomies and associated rule bases for machine-assisted indexing.

Melody K. Smith

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