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:...
Information stockpiles are growing too fast for humans to keep up, making autoclassification and autoapprisal the only viable solution.
We know how complex it is to build classification schemes, taxonomies and other information governance tools because we do it too.
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.
At Synercon, we managed a speedy re-platform because we had all the knowledge needed to build a new information architecture in SharePoint.
A short but useful guide, defining some of the common terminology used when describing classification schemes.
There is both art and science in creating classification schemes. The starting point is understanding the needs of your organisation.
Little is said about the theory and discipline of building classification schemes beyond their search and retrieval function.
The info genome is a documented map of your entire organisation that grows as knowledge about information assets is gathered.