We like consistency and standards. Maybe that is why we are in the business of taxonomies. There is no arguing that standards and structure are important to language. Without them and the existence of language conventions, comprehension would be significantly impacted. Artificial Lawyer brought this interesting topic to us in their article, “Why It Is Time for the Legal Sector to Mind Its Language.“
Standards allow technology to work seamlessly and establish trust so that markets can operate smoothly. They provide a common basis to measure and evaluate performance, make interoperability of disparately manufactured components possible, and ensure safety, durability and market equity.
A taxonomy is a kind of controlled vocabulary, and there are standards for controlled vocabularies. Interoperability standards are important for those controlled vocabularies which are intended to be shared or reused.
Regardless of the search, it is important to have a comprehensive search feature and quality indexing against a standards-based taxonomy. Choose the right partner in technology, especially when your content is in their hands. Access Innovations is known as a leader in database production, standards development, and creating and applying taxonomies.
Melody K. Smith
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