Using the Taxonomy

After building the taxonomy, defining categories, and populating the taxonomy, your taxonomy is ready to use. Studies show that with a well-implemented taxonomy, users perform a balanced combination of search and browsing to locate documents. The search could be issued at the top level to filter the categories in which matching documents exist, or contained within a subset of the taxonomy.

To accommodate the different ways that various groups within your enterprise use information, you can create multiple taxonomies to organize content in ways that make the most sense for each group. For example, separate taxonomies can be created for the sales, marketing, human resources, and engineering departments. This puts information into the context of your overall business model, and adds a valuable dimension to the content discovery process.