Factiva’s New Taxonomy Warehouse Drives Better Information Asset Management

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Factiva®, a Dow Jones and Reuters Company, announced the introduction of its enhanced Taxonomy Warehouse located at http://www.taxonomywarehouse.com.

Companies need to deploy a successful taxonomy or metadata strategy so that they can capitalize on their intellectual assets, reduce IT costs and greatly improve productivity by reducing the time it takes to find both internal and external information

Factiva®, a Dow Jones and Reuters Company, announced the introduction of its enhanced Taxonomy Warehouse located at http://www.taxonomywarehouse.com. Taxonomy Warehouse is a trusted community directory and information source for taxonomies, thesauri and classification schemes. It provides enterprises and academic and government organizations with the information they need to categorize internal and external data collections and ensures that relevant answers to search queries are found with speed and precision.

Building on Factiva’s commitment to meeting customer needs, Factiva’s Taxonomy Warehouse enhancements include:

  •     The addition of more than 100 new taxonomies, including: Alternative Medicine, American Industries, Business, Energy, Explosives and Related Items, Genetic Disorders, Health, Safety and Environmental Data, and the Public Health.
  •     A newly designed Web site featuring easier navigation among taxonomies and classification schemes
  •     A new A-Z index for easy browsing
  •     A powerful new search function that enables users to find vocabularies, publishers and categories using keywords of their choice
  •     Up-to-date information about taxonomy references, resources, latest news and events
  •     Links to professional associations and organizations for solutions to a company’s taxonomy needs

“Companies need to deploy a successful taxonomy or metadata strategy so that they can capitalize on their intellectual assets, reduce IT costs and greatly improve productivity by reducing the time it takes to find both internal and external information,” said Simon Alterman, vice president of content for Factiva. “The enhancements to Factiva’s Taxonomy Warehouse are aimed at driving efficiency and providing the content and tools to match the needs of our global customers who want to access relevant information when and where they need it.”

TaxonomyWarehouse.com is a one-stop shop for information, resources and solutions for utilizing taxonomy and metadata to maximize information assets in the enterprise. It lists more than 650 taxonomies arranged in 73 subject domains, produced by nearly 300 publishers in 40 languages and helps answer over 10,000 user queries per month.

Factiva also offers a taxonomy consultancy, Factiva Taxonomy Services, which provides a wide variety of organizations with strategic advice on taxonomy development, highly scalable teams of taxonomists, taxonomy management software solutions, and expert assistance with content integration. Consultants work with clients on a modular basis in the key project phases of assessment, design, delivery, adoption and maintenance.

To learn more about Factiva visit http://www.factiva.com, and to request additional information contact http://www.factiva.com/solutions.

About Factiva®

Factiva, a Dow Jones and Reuters Company, provides essential business news and information together with the content delivery tools and services that enable professionals to make better decisions faster. Factiva’s unrivalled collection of more than 10,000 authoritative sources includes the exclusive combination of The Wall Street Journal, the Financial Times ®, Dow Jones and Reuters newswires and the Associated Press, as well as Reuters Fundamentals and D&B® company profiles.

Factiva’s innovative, XML-based and Web services-enabled technology platform provides access to this rich content collection via Factiva’s role-specific products or through customized enterprise, group or personal solutions. Executives, information professionals, marketers, salespeople and other professionals can easily monitor and understand the latest news, market trends and business challenges relevant to them – directly from the Microsoft® Office and job-specific applications they use every day.

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Shannon Sullivan

Factiva Global Public Relations

609.627.2312

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