Understanding Topics and Topic Sets

The previous chapter gave a high-level overview of the various stages of building and populating a taxonomy. You can use the taxonomy to create a parametric tree for use by an end user.

This section introduces topics, which are fundamental building blocks in Verity's classification infrastructure. Topics play a central role in the category definition stage, described in Defining Categories.

The following sections discuss topics and the relationship between topics, topic sets, and categories.