If you are a frequent reader, you know I like discovering unique and quirky taxonomies. They are more than just interesting, they are a perfect example that you can and should classify any topic. This latest one came to us from The Week in their article, “The taxonomy of whining.”

Children communicate at every age, in different ways. In the spirit of transparency, and not to assume it is an apple to apple comparison, I have fostered and owned dogs for my entire life and I see the similarities in how they communicate in different ways at different ages.

At the end of the day, the purpose of a taxonomy is to translate natural language terms into a common set of terms that can be used across an entire knowledge domain. This is true regardless of the subject. 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.