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Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Administration Cookbook by Peter Serzo

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Creating a Term Set

A Term Set is a collection of pertinent words that define the language your business uses. Term Sets are the language of your business. Every business has its own terminology and this becomes the metadata that enables communication between information workers in the company.

Take the example of a doctor's visit. Typically, there are hundreds of physical folders that contain patient name and history. Forms containing every type of malady, approval, and diagnosis make up these folders. The folders are categorized by name and a specific assigned ID. Doctors give orders to nurses in a language we do not understand (neither can we pronounce). All of this information makes up the health care metadata.

This metadata can come from many ...

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