Gary Carlson

When “Broken” Search is a Trailing Indicator of Deeper Issues

Often, after digging into projects it becomes clear that “search” is a trailing indicator of more systemic problems. Fixing or replacing a search engine is not always sufficient to address the underlying goals (even though it is necessary in some cases). “Search” projects often morph into knowledge management, content strategy, or information modeling initiatives…

Taxonomy Workshop – Designing and Building Taxonomies for eCommerce and the Enterprise

Join the Factor team for this taxonomy that workshop geared to the taxonomy needs of enterprise scale taxonomies. We will cover the breadth of inputs needed to design taxonomies and then show how to translate these inputs into a durable and sustainable taxonomy. The workshop includes activities geared to provide experience with many aspects of the taxonomy design and building process.

Essential Assessments for Designing Enterprise Taxonomy

Designing a taxonomy is the process of defining its structure. It details how different relationships will be used, formatting of the labels, and the attributes that will be associated with each term and relationship. The design process is also the right time to consider the governance and maintenance procedures for the taxonomy along with the technical implementation considerations.