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From Taxonomy to Managed Vocabularies

by Darin Stewart  |  May 24, 2011

You may have noticed in my last post that I’ve started avoiding using the word “taxonomy.” In its place, I’ve started referring to these hierarchically organized sets of common terms as “managed vocabularies.” This may seem odd in light of the fact that I wrote a book called Building Enterprise Taxonomies but the switch is […]

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Metadata for the Masses

by Darin Stewart  |  May 19, 2011

I’ve been playing with a new core feature of Microsoft’s SharePoint 2010, the Managed Metadata Service.  The MMS has at its heart the idea of managing terms and keywords and applying them to documents. So, metadata and taxonomy. Now, were I a product manager or marketing executive for Microsoft, I would be hard pressed to […]

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