How to Explain Ontologies to Any Audience

Recently, I’ve been thinking a lot about how we can better explain complex, semantic concepts like ontologies, knowledge graphs, and data fabrics to others in an approachable, easy-to-understand manner. I’ve been in any number of situations where I’ve struggled to … Continue reading

Taxonomy Implementation Best Practices

Have you ever found yourself wondering how to implement a taxonomy you’ve just designed or updated? You might have asked yourself, “How do I make this taxonomy work in SharePoint? In Salesforce? Oracle Knowledge Advanced?” You are not alone. Many … Continue reading

Enterprise Level vs. Team Level Taxonomies

Many of our clients ask us how to maintain taxonomies at both the enterprise and the team level without duplicating effort, overcomplicating systems, or burdening end users with multiple metadata fields. Depending on the size of your organization, the size … Continue reading

How Leveraging Existing Taxonomies Can Jumpstart Ontology Design

Taxonomies and ontologies are both types of Knowledge Organization Systems, or KOS. Different types of KOS can be seen as a continuum, starting with a simple folksonomy where users of content can add free form tags with no control or … Continue reading