Let's explore the key concepts that relate to taxonomy and discuss its practicality in the context of managing large amounts of information within your business. A good place to start is to gain some insight into the nature of the data we are organizing. This data falls into two general categories: structured data and unstructured data.
Structured data is easier to understand than unstructured data, because it is more consistent and follows stricter rules. By understanding structured data, we will gain insights into unstructured data, which is a fundamental concept to taxonomy. Structured data resides within a database and contains well-defined tables, columns, and fields. Generally, a table represents some kind ...