Taxonomy Management and Classification Solutions

One of the key enablers to getting your arms around your data and metadata information is how do we classify, categorize and organize it. Enter taxonomies, simply put; a taxonomy is a categorization scheme for a particular domain of data and information which facilitates navigation and search.
InfoLibrarian™ helps our clients leverage both their structured and unstructured information to build controlled vocabularies using taxonomy management, mapping tools, and web portal taxonomy visualization capabilities.
Taxonomies Key Concepts
  • What are Taxonomies?

    meta-data-management Taxonomies help organize information which facilitates, retrieval, management and governance of documents and data. Taxonomies can be both simple in their structure to very complex in large environments. In order to provide business user’s an organized view of their metadata, data and documents, taxonomy management tools are required.

    Types of Taxonomies

    • Simple hierarchies.
    • Complex hierarchies which provide the capability to manage synonyms and antonyms.
    • Ontologies which is a system of categories.
    • Poly-hierarchies, hierarchies within hierarchies.
    • Term mappings.
    • Create categories of terms.
    • Map concepts to terms and terms to other terms, categories, and hierarchies.

    Taxonomy Management Key Components with InfoLibrarian Software™

    • Create, import and modify taxonomies.
    • Assign permissions to taxonomies.
    • Collaboration and term approval process.
    • Classifying and tagging of terms metadata.
    • Governance via administration, approval workflows and logging.
    • Multiple views or perspectives of taxonomies to different communities.
  • Taxonomies and Information Classification Concepts


    An ontology can be defined as predefined set of concept definitions. We create an ontology as a set of definitions of formal vocabulary. An ontology can be considered akin to an agreement to use a particular, predefined vocabulary when building taxonomies.


    A thesaurus is typically a taxonomy with additional metadata about each term such as alternative terms (for example, "mutt" for "dog") and pointers to related terms that might or might not be in the same hierarchy (for example, "doghouse" for "dog"). People who specialize in the creation and maintenance of thesauri are usually known as taxonomists.

    Controlled Vocabularies

    A controlled vocabulary is a list of terms that define the potential values for something—for example, the possible subjects of a set of news stories or the official two-letter abbreviations of the states of the United States.

    Folksonomies Tagging

    A folksonomy is a system of classification derived from the practice and method of collaboratively creating and managing tags to annotate and categorize content; this practice is also known as collaborative tagging, social classification, social indexing, and social tagging.

    InfoLibrarian™ provides these capabilities for semantic metadata management.

    • Taxonomies.
    • Business Terms.
    • Thesaurus capabilties.
    • Tagging.
    • Custom ontology mapping.
    • Controlled vocabularies.
    • Business glossaries.
    More about InfoLibrarian semantic metadata tools ...

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