Enterprise search can retrieve data, both structured and unstructured, within a company. It is beneficial because it enables users to easily access organized information. An organization’s data architecture should be able to offer a method to share and reuse existing data. It should also suppress data duplication for efficient data management and high data quality. This is where efficient data search and systematic building of existing data should be supported.

Content without access is relatively worthless. Enterprise search is how an organization helps people seek the information they need, in any format and from anywhere inside their company.

A custom taxonomy provides methods to enable needed data elements to be searched fast, and it offers some advantages through adaptable classification system techniques applied to those same data elements, such as analysis, statistical forecasting, and maintenance.

Taxonomies provide consistency in terms and categories to enable findability in content. This is true regardless of the subject.

A taxonomy is typically a controlled vocabulary with a hierarchical structure, with the understanding that there are different definitions of hierarchy. Taxonomies are often displayed as tree structures. Controlled vocabularies are used to ensure consistent indexing. They do not necessarily have any structure or relationships between terms within the list.

Making content findable is important to knowledge management. It is important to remember the value of a solid taxonomy and its role in the search process. How content is classified impacts the findability of your data. Professionals should look for an experienced builder of solid standards-based taxonomies to associate content for appropriate machine-assisted indexing. Access Innovations has extensive experience in constructing taxonomies and can provide solutions that are ANSI compliant.

Data Harmony is our patented, award winning, artificial intelligence (AI) suite that leverages explainable AI for efficient, innovative and precise semantic discovery of your new and emerging concepts to help you find the information you need when you need it.

However, Data Harmony is much more than a simple editor; it’s a suite of tools to help you with your semantic search journey.

Melody K. Smith

Sponsored by Access Innovations, changing search to found.