A taxonomy is a set of concepts organized into a hierarchical structure covering a topical domain. Whatever you are searching for, it is important to have a comprehensive search feature and quality indexing against a standards-based taxonomy. This interesting information came to our attention from Open Text in their blogpost, “The wielding force of a taxonomy.”

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.

A controlled vocabulary is needed to ensure that machine-assisted or fully automated indexing is comprehensive, regardless of what you are indexing. Access Innovations is one of a very small number of companies able to help its clients generate ANSI/ISO/W3C-compliant taxonomies to make their information findable.

A taxonomy can help make a large body of knowledge more understandable by providing organization for the knowledge. It can help direct a user to and through the data so that specific concepts can be found and it makes sense of the relationships between individual concepts.

Melody K. Smith

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