Taming Taxonomy Terrors
By Aaron E. LehnertVolume 41, Number 6 - November/December 2017
Constructing a Framework to Tame Taxonomy Terrors
The steps involved in taming taxonomy terrors can be likened to constructing a house.
- Find the plot: Is your plot of land pristine, or are there structures already built that need to be fixed up?
- Plan the architecture: Look at the structural design by conducting a knowledge audit and think about how to connect systems.
- Build the framework: Put in a solid foundation using the most important systems and information.
- Wire and plumb: Taxonomy is the wiring of the house; search is the plumbing.
- Decorate and have a party: Celebrate your accomplishments, but bring organizational skills to making sure everything ended up in the proper place.
Ahren E. Lehnert is senior manager, text analytics solutions, Synaptica.