In the business world today, industry leaders are dealing with unprecedented amounts of data. Data beyond our imagination. The same is true of metadata. It is impossible to properly take advantage of the value and knowledge that data contains without proper organization. The Nation Roar brought this topic to us in their article, “Metadata Management Tips For a Successful Business.”

Without some metadata management, your data will be scattered and unorganized, making it difficult—if not impossible—to find the information you need when you need it.

Creating information order and structure is what a taxonomy is all about. Classifying documents and information against the taxonomy increases the likelihood of document discoverability and creating a positive transaction.

Metadata makes digital content findable. However, findability works only when a proper taxonomy is in place. Proper indexing against a strong standards-based taxonomy increases the findability of data.

Data Harmony’s taxonomy and thesaurus editor provides you with intuitive, easy to use tools to create your taxonomy and thesaurus.

Melody K. Smith

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