The need for standards across any line of work or process is undeniable. In this particular case, there is a need to identify a committed community and mechanisms needed to develop environmental health sciences (EHS) semantic standards in order to advance understanding about the impacts of environmental exposure on human disease. This interesting information came to us from Environmental Health Perspectives in their publication, “Laying a Community-Based Foundation for Data-Driven Semantic Standards in Environmental Health Sciences.”

Clear, consistent data is important for indexing and retrieving data in any field of business. As we move into more business intelligence integration, remember that standards are what drives consistency and optimization. It is the cornerstone for making content findable. 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 indexing and making content findable.