Answer to What are the best resources on creating data taxonomies? – Quora

I’d suggest building off of the work of an existing XML vocabulary if your client is in one of the major industries that have pre-existing data taxonomies built.

I’ve heard that the Google Search Appliance does do a competent job, you can augment it with help from a professional taxonomist.

Also, depending on your client, you might want to include the government vocabularies like NAICS codes.

A lot of this depends on which documents you are indexing for search, file types, what industry you are in, the size of the website, legal compliance issues, and pre-existing metadata.

If there is one thing to remember from the Library Science perspective, never re-invent the wheel. A lot of this work has already been done.

via Brett Williams’s answer to What are the best resources on creating data taxonomies? – Quora.

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