Those in the information science world know that the Linnaeus system of taxonomy is a set of rules for naming all living species. It was developed and put to use by Carl Linnaeus, a Swedish zoologist and biologist, who introduced the use of a binomial type of nomenclatur. This interesting information came from a World Atlas article titled, “The Linnaeus System Of Taxonomy.”

The greatest importance of the binomial nomenclature is the simplified way in which scientists could interact with each other. It created collaboration and sharing. Regardless of what their native language happened to be, they were able to communicate by embracing the Latin terminology for plants and animals.

In today’s world of technology, a taxonomy provides the same clarification and consistency in classification. How the content is classified impacts the findability of data. Access Innovations has extensive experience in constructing taxonomies for academic publishers and business – large and small. They are 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 to improve findability.

Melody K. Smith

Sponsored by Access Innovations, the world leader in thesaurus, ontology, and taxonomy creation and metadata application.