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 Taxonomies and Search


NEW – Raritan Technologies announces the availability of its Knowledge Management Navigator as well as the Knowledge Management Taxonomy. The Navigator application shows a "best in breed" example  of integrating Search/Navigation and a comprehensive IT taxonomy (eight levels and over 6,000 nodes describing KM products and companies).

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A good integration of taxonomies with your Content Management System as well as with your Search Applications can enrich the experiences for your users.


We can assist you with Taxonomy Integrations in many different ways:


  • Taxonomy Creation or Customization
  • Tools for Content Classification
  • Expertise with Rich Search Applications using Taxonomies


Pre-built taxonomies allow an organization to get started quickly with a taxonomy search/navigation project. There's no need to start from scratch, use taxonomies built by classification experts. If an organization has browse capabilities or hierarchical structures, they can often be used to seed a taxonomy. Raritan Technologies has built a set of Search compatible taxonomies using industry standard sources such as, the Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH) and the NLM’s Medical Subject Headings (MeSH). The KM taxonomy was built jointly with IKnowLLC a KM Consulting firm. These taxonomies, which can integrated with Search applications (Autonomy/Verity, Dieselpoint, Endeca, Fast, Microsoft Search Server 2008, Lucene plus other engines) or can be customized to meet corporate needs, include:

Knowledge Management
The KM taxonomy is focused on commercial off the shelf (COTS) as well as Open Source software products in the KM space. This taxonomy includes over 32 high level areas of expertise (including Business Intelligence, Enterprise Content Management, Enterprise Search, Digital Asset Management, Text Mining and Analytics, Collaboration and Business Process Management).  The Taxonomy currently contains information on over 6,000 products, consists of up to eight levels of hierarchical relationships of product type, companies, and product pages and contains thousands (over 8,000) of synonyms for term substitution. It was developed with IKnow LLC, in order to help our clients choose optimal software products.

KM Taxonomy now available directly or through Taxonomy Warehouse

The Diseases taxonomy based on the Clinical Trials diseases hierarchy contains over 4,000 nodes and 100,000 rules. With 23 major classifications of Diseases and Conditions (such as “Behaviors and Mental Disorders”, “Cancers and other Neoplasms ”, “Rare Diseases”…) associated  subcategories and their business rules this taxonomy will enable pharmaceutical, biotech companies to classify and navigate data in ways that are familiar to them.

Library of Congress Subject Headings - (LCSH)
Using LCSH as a base, Raritan Technologies has built the following “Role Based” taxonomies from Class H, the Social Sciences section. Focused “Business”, “Finance”, “Law” and “Sales and Marketing” taxonomies can be used as is or can be refined for different user groups within a company. The Raritan automated extract process can be used to build other Search compatible taxonomies from the vast range of LCSH headings.

National Library of Medicine’s Medical Subject Headings (MeSH)
This comprehensive medical taxonomy contains over 300,000 nodes and rules. Raritan’s consulting organization can help an organization pick and
customize the sections of MeSH which are most relevant to its business.

Custom Taxonomies
The Raritan consultants will customize existing taxonomies or help create and tune them with your in house experts and will also use various structured sources (web pages, databases…) that are available in most enterprises.

RTI uses SIFT  to gather and organize the data (or taxonomy structures)  from a variety of sources, including your Collections, File Systems, Web pages, Exchange Public folders, Documentum, eRooms, Databases (Oracle, SQL Server, and Sybase) and other sources. Additional sources can be added if required.

Please contact to discuss Taxonomies and Search for your organization.

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