While not a true taxonomy, a recent look at the history of educational development elsewhere in the world classifies a diverse range of educational ideas and practices that have arisen with the development of mass education. This interesting information came from The News on Sunday in their article, “History of educational development.”

Gathering this depth of information required a strong dependence on search. Precision and relevance are factors that figure heavily in search, yet they are often missing from taxonomies. The critical part of any data, regardless of type or size, is being able to find the content you are looking for with ease and speed. A standards-based taxonomy provides clear and concise order to your data, which enables comprehensive search results. Standards are key to a solid taxonomy and comprehensive indexing.

Melody K. Smith

Sponsored by Data Harmony, a unit of Access Innovations, the world leader in indexing and making content findable.