The classification of desserts for holidays or otherwise is a perfect opportunity for information science and food to collaborate. I am always fascinated by unusual and interesting taxonomies. However, it is important to remember that, as entertaining and fun as this is, there is value in classification regardless of the topic.
Content managers and information developers will have come across taxonomies at some level, often in a content management system (CMS) environment. Anyone who has been involved in organizing business content at a more strategic level will know how important it is to be able to think ahead and group content in useful ways from the start. What is often less considered is how vital it is to employ a subject matter expert to help create a taxonomy that considers all the nuances.
When someone says Thanksgiving food, most people think turkey. But not everyone. For some, the end of the meal holds the greatest interest and treasures. This Dessert Taxonomy from Bobulate is a good example.
Maybe you don’t do a traditional Thanksgiving. Maybe your interest would be more in the ethnic food arena. How about this Taxonomy of Mexican Food? This colorful infographic can aid in your next carry out order or family dinner plan.
True taxonomies can help manage big data by providing a solid standards-based taxonomy to index against. The results are comprehensive and consistent search results.
Whether it is the cookie classification or the pie category, the ooey gooey sweet treats that keeps the young ones peeking over the edge of the table and the old ones stealing nibbles is always a hit at any holiday.
I am always fascinated by unusual and interesting taxonomies, but it is important to remember that there is value in classification. True taxonomies can help manage big data by providing a solid standards-based taxonomy to index against. The results are comprehensive and consistent search results. Access Innovations is one of a very small number of companies able to help its clients generate ANSI/ISO/W3C-compliant taxonomies because of consistency.
Melody K. Smith
Sponsored by Data Harmony, a unit of Access Innovations, the world leader in indexing and making content findable.