Data is one of the most important assets that an organization has. It can help solve business problems, increase revenue, and improve customer service. To use data effectively, however, it must first be organized to access it easily.
The process of organizing data into categories is known as taxonomy creation or metadata management. Taxonomy creation involves creating a set of standardized terms and their relationships to describe various types of information within an organization’s data stores.
What is a data taxonomy?
A data taxonomy is a hierarchical structure that organizes information. It’s used to classify and index data to make it more accessible and understandable.
Well-designed data taxonomies make it easier for people to find what they need quickly, but with so many different types of information, how do you know where to start?
The importance of creating an intelligent search platform
Solving complex business problems requires organizing and managing data. Data is the foundation of all business problems, and it’s also the key to solving them. Without it, you can’t optimize your business or make decisions that will make it more efficient or profitable. Data is what separates intelligent search from other forms of automated search.
Data taxonomy can help address security and privacy issues
Data taxonomy can help you identify sensitive data. By giving a name to the type of data (e.g., customer name, employee ID), you can quickly identify what information is being stored and search for it without risking any security issues.
For example, if a user wants to find out who bought their company’s product in 2017. Using a standard taxonomy with names like “customer name” and “employee ID” instead of actual customer names or employee IDs, you can search for these records without exposing them to anyone outside your organization.
The advantages of using a data taxonomy
Here are just some of the benefits of using data taxonomies to organize your business’s information:
- Search engine optimization: A well-designed taxonomy will help you optimize your content for search engines and make it easier for potential customers to find what they’re looking for.
- Machine learning applications: It’s easier to train artificial intelligence systems on specific topics when they have been appropriately classified and organized into distinct categories, which makes them more useful across the board in various applications.
- Content organization: Using a data taxonomy helps you organize all of your company’s content into specific categories so employees know where to find relevant information when they need it most—for example, in an employee handbook or marketing materials about new products coming out soon on the market (whereas if everything was just lumped together under one generic heading like “Company News,” then it would be harder).
A data taxonomy is a critical component of intelligent search. It’s essential to choose a taxonomy that will support your needs now and in the future—and not just one that meets today’s requirements but has no room for growth as your company grows and changes over time. A good taxonomy allows you to expand without having to change much, if anything, about its structure; this ensures that new additions won’t confuse how things are arranged within the proposed taxonomy (and thus make users feel like they’re using two separate systems).