Taxonomy - what's in the name? The term Taxonomy is used widely used across a range of contexts and depending on which discipline you follow you will encounter multiple definitions. According to Wikipedia, the word taxonomy finds its roots in the Greek language:...
Classification schemes & taxonomies
We know how complex it is to build classification schemes, taxonomies and other information governance tools because we do it too.
Before you start building your new classification (metadata) scheme…
It’s hard to build a classification scheme that stands the test of time. Those that persist do so because they meet the collective needs of the organisation.
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Classification definitions and sources
A short but useful guide, defining some of the common terminology used when describing classification schemes.
The dark art of classification
There is both art and science in creating classification schemes. The starting point is understanding the needs of your organisation.
Metadata and taxonomies – who’s in control?
When major systems fail, poor governance is often cited as the reason. Dig in and you’ll find taxonomy and data/metadata quality is a factor.
With so many standards to choose from, it’s essential to understand the types of metadata standards and their purpose.
The metadata challenge
Without defined rules, descriptive metadata becomes subjective and results in ambiguous language.
The language of metadata
Our challenge is harnessing language as a tool for describing information resources with consistency and precision.
Classification – more than just searching
Little is said about the theory and discipline of building classification schemes beyond their search and retrieval function.
Taxonomy software vs the spreadsheet
Five good reasons to invest in specialist software for building taxonomies or metadata, instead of using a spreadsheet.