In tune with the season, the American Museum of Natural History is featuring a scientific classification exercise in which they are sharing one scientific find each day. On the first of the twelve days, the find is a partridge in a book of taxonomy. This interesting information was found on the American Museum of Natural History’s tumbler post, “Twelve Days of Taxonomy.”

Developing a taxonomy or classification system organized into conceptually similar categories can help users gain a better understanding of the taxonomy subject area.

Ontologies and other controlled vocabularies help ensure that machine-assisted or fully automated indexing is comprehensive, regardless of what you are indexing. Access Innovations is one of a very small number of companies able to help its clients generate ANSI/ISO/W3C-compliant taxonomies to make their information findable.

Melody K. Smith

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