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A Taxonomy is the classification of an organization's data, information, content, and expertise into a hierarchical structure. It is used to index and access information about a subject in a systematic, unambiguous way. It provides a clear structure for your information and it tells people what is in your information system and how to find it. When this classification of terms, keywords, concepts, categories, is applied to your companies content as metadata it becomes a powerful tool in making information work across the enterprise.
"ShareDox will make information in your company more accessible, easier to locate & re-use and ultimately, more valuable."
Although a Taxonomy can be defined simply as the content directory for an enterprise’s unstructured information, it can be populated with content and presented to the user in many different ways. A taxonomy will make information in your company more accessible, easier to locate & re-use and ultimately, more valuable.
Metadata is a type of data that describes and defines other data, but what makes it different from ordinary data is how it is used. Some metadata can be extracted from specific file formats – it can be found in office documents, pdf files, images and videos. Metadata or "data about data" can also be associated with a document or asset and may be used to describe the content, relevance and quality. Metadata allows you to answers questions like:
It is a set of facts about your data asset. It represents everything except for the asset itself.