A strong taxonomy is critical to making your content findable, regardless of what that content or subject may be. AdWeek brought this interesting topic to us in their article, “5 Considerations to Keep in Mind When Choosing Between Retainer and Deliverable-First.”

A robust taxonomy allows for consistency, transparency and data analysis within an organization. By organizing all data in a single way, the overall usability of knowledge systems increases considerably. A taxonomy forces system designers to classify metadata fields to content categories. A list of metadata values is then defined to populate each field in-line with the taxonomy.

At the end of the day, the consistency and findability of your data is based on a strong, standards-based taxonomy. Access Innovations is one of a very small number of companies able to help its clients generate ANSI/ISO/W3C-compliant taxonomies and associated rule bases for machine-assisted indexing.

Melody K. Smith

Sponsored by Access Innovations, the world leader in taxonomies, metadata, and semantic enrichment to make your content findable.