Taxonomy, is the classification of organisms in an ordered system that indicates natural relationships.
Taxonomies are normally used to facilitate access to information. For the most of tasks and purposes the Taxonomy will be used to connect, relate and classify content. The Taxonomy will enhance content categorization and organization in addition to the ease of access and search.
The Taxonomy should reflect the objectives of the project. It should be produced by a cross-functional team which includes business, technical, information management, subject matter experts and content creation stakeholders. The Taxonomy implementation and usage in the project will be defined.
The design phase will include the below steps:
Identify, gather and review resources
A set of verbs, nouns, terms and vocabularies will be collected. This list will be reviewed and refined by the ad-hoc team created in the planning phase. A final list should be defined.
The vocabularies will then be ontology engineered by the Information Systems expert with help from the domain subject matter expert. The Ontology will consist of hierarchy of concepts, terms and relations.
The domain Ontology will then be used to organize inventory and website content. This will be done by the content publishers. The ontology will be transformed into set of categories, labels and meta-data.
The content publishers will add the set of categories, labels and meta-data to the content management system. This step is done before adding any content.
The content publishers will be trained how to use the Taxonomy when publishing content and will be also trained how to enhance improve or modify the taxonomy based on technology and requirements change and evolvement.