We already know that metadata and metatagging enable findability in search-based applications, but what happens when there are diverse formats? Search Content Management brought this thought to our attention in their article, “Metadata tagging and the innovation behind search-based applications.”

When we are looking for information within an ever-widening array of technologies, from mobile devices to the cloud – where does the search technology come in? A search-based application can query a variety of structures and return the results of the query in a single, unified view. This is powerful because it encompasses all types of content.

This is where a solid taxonomy comes into play, as it can provide consistency for tags that don’t quite line up with one another. Indexing metadata against this taxonomy results in solid and comprehensive search results. 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.