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As an organization's vast collection of data continues to grow, it becomes increasingly difficult for users to find the information they need. You need only to look at the success of Google to see the importance of search engine technology. Unfortunately, traditional search engines that rely primarily on keyword matching often return unintended results. This makes finding the information that you're really after time consuming and inefficient. To make data search and discovery more productive, organizations are turning to taxonomy-based data classification. Taxonomy classification is a means of creating order out of large collections of data. At its most basic level, taxonomy is simply a collection of terms or subjects. The strength of the model, however, comes from the taxonomy's ability to also define a term's relationship to other terms. This provides the means t... (more)