Taxonomy Development

Our clients

  • Association of Information and Image Management (USA)
  • Bank Indonesia
  • Bank Negara Malaysia
  • British Council (global)
  • CapitaLand
  • Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore
  • Competition Commission of Singapore
  • Defence Science & Technology Agency
  • Department of Transport (Abu Dhabi)
  • Food and Agriculture Organisation (Italy)
  • Health Promotion Board
  • Housing & Development Board
  • Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore
  • Institute of Technical Education
  • IE Singapore
  • International Fund for Agricultural Development (Italy)
  • Islamic Development Bank (Saudi Arabia)
  • Jardine Group (Hong Kong)
  • Keppel Land
  • Maxis (Malaysia)
  • Ministry of Law
  • Ministry of Manpower
  • Ministry of Trade and Industry
  • National Library Board
  • National Science Foundation (USA)
  • Public Service Division
  • Singapore Army
  • Singapore Customs
  • Singapore Sports Council
  • SUT Sakra Pte Ltd
  • Workforce Development Agency
  • Yokogawa Engineering Asia Pte Ltd

A taxonomy reflects a particular system of organising things. In organisations, a corporate taxonomy helps staff find shareable documents and information through a common language and process for describing and searching for documents. The more common manifestation of a corporate taxonomy is in document repositories.

A taxonomy consulting engagement would typically include the following stages:

Straits Knowledge’s Principal Consultant, Patrick Lambe, uses his specialist background in Information Studies to advise our clients in taxonomy development. He is the author of the best selling book, Organising Knowledge: Taxonomies, Knowledge and Organisation Effectiveness (Oxford: Chandos, 2007). Find out more about our methodology in this infographic poster. When building taxonomies for clients we use the best-in-class taxonomy management tool Synaptica.