Much like metadata became the term of the year after the revelations surrounding the National Security Agency’s use of this telling tool, enterprise search is fast becoming a hot topic. This interesting topic was found in the blog post, “The Future of Enterprise Search.”

This vertical use of search is described as the software of search information within an enterprise, even though the search function and its results may still be public. Web search applies search technology to documents on the web, and desktop search applies search technology to the content on a single computer. In contrast, enterprise search looks at systems that index data and documents from a variety of sources, internal and external.

Considering that the amount of data continues to grow and grow, managing the quantity is almost as important as accessing the data itself. That can be achieved by creating strong taxonomies. 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/NISO- and ISO-compliant taxonomies.

Melody K. Smith

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