Climate change threatens people with food and water scarcity, increased flooding, extreme heat, more disease and economic loss. Human migration and conflict can be a result. These are just some of the effects of climate change, while exploitation and corruption drive social injustice around the world. The World Health Organization calls climate change the greatest threat to global health in the 21st century. This interesting topic came to us from IOL out of South Africa in their article, “Why saving the climate requires a tough taxonomy.”
Taxonomy is the science of classification – a basic means of understanding the world around us. 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. Governments tackling the climate change issues are realizing that to solve them, they need first to define and measure them. Some are turning to taxonomies that establish which economic practices and products are harmful to the planet and which aren’t.
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
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