TITLE

Categorization-It's All About Context

AUTHOR(S)
Sravanapudi, Ajay
PUB. DATE
July 2004
SOURCE
EContent;Jul/Aug2004, Vol. 27 Issue 7/8, pS23
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Categorization is an integral part of any information management solution. Taxonomies matter because they help us organize knowledge. Of the many attributes of a good taxonomy, two of the most important qualities are structure and completeness. A good taxonomy has a logical and disciplined hierarchical structure of categories that make sense to the business. Good taxonomies are not too deep or too wide. They encapsulate the rigor of a knowledge worker and enable it to be reused without requiring the same discipline of the users. A good taxonomy contains all the terms used to describe the business. A good taxonomy must be complemented with good categorization. The process of routing documents into appropriate categories is a difficult problem. The difficulty increases significantly as the taxonomy becomes larger and the number of documents gets larger. Categorizing documents into logical taxonomies is absolutely essential to a complete search, retrieval and information management solution. Recognizing this, the U.S. E-Government Act of 2002 has set up a timeline for all major federal agencies to organize their public information according to taxonomies for each entity.
ACCESSION #
14003496

 

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