Concept Searching and information governance are often seen together in articles and white papers. It is a popular topic, but a complicated one as well. Search is a key component of information governance and therein lies our interest on the topic. Digital Journal brought this news to us in their article, “Concept Searching’s Intelligent Search Solves Information Governance Challenges Article Published.”

Martin Garland, President of Concept Searching, commented, “Search is no longer a nice to have, but is one of the most critical tools used by all users within an organization. Most search engines do not accommodate the way in which different users search, therefore information cannot be found. Now, issues such as potential security breaches and non-compliance are exposed during the search process. Search must be included in a solid information governance plan, and gains in productivity, better decision making, and risk reduction are all quantifiable business benefits that can be achieved immediately.”

It is important to remember the value of a solid taxonomy and its role in the search process. How the content is classified impacts how successful making your content findable becomes.

Melody K. Smith

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