Wordmap Taxonomy Connectors for SharePoint and Endeca (Logician/Ontologist not included or required)

Wordmap Taxonomy Connectors for SharePoint and Endeca

From the post:

Wordmap SharePoint Taxonomy Connector

Integrate Wordmap taxonomies directly with Microsoft® SharePoint to classify documents as well as support SharePoint browsing and search capabilities. The SharePoint Taxonomy Connector allows you to overcome many of the difficulties of managing taxonomies inside the SharePoint environment by allowing you to use Wordmap to do all of the daily taxonomy management tasks.

Wordmap Endeca Taxonomy Connector

The Endeca® Information Access Platform thrives on robust, well-constructed and well-maintained taxonomies. Use Wordmap to do your taxonomy management and allow our Endeca Taxonomy Connector to push the taxonomy to Endeca as the foundation of the guided navigation experience. Wordmap’s Endeca Taxonomy Connector directly translates your taxonomies into the Endeca dimension.xsd format, pulled into Endeca on system start-up. The Wordmap Endeca Taxonomy Connector also allows you to leverage taxonomy in Endeca’s powerful auto-classification engine for improved content indexing.

Wordmap Taxonomy Connector Highlights:

  • No configuration needed for consuming systems,
  • Wordmap taxonomy data is sent in the preferred format of the search application for easy ingestion
  • Manage the taxonomy centrally and push out only relevant sections for indexing, navigation and search
  • Taxonomy is seamlessly integrated into the content lifecycle

Definitely a step in the right direction.

Points to consider as you plan your next topic map project:

  1. Require no configuration for consuming systems,
  2. Send in the preferred format of the search application for easy ingestion
  3. Taxonomy not managed by end users, automatically push out relevant sections for indexing, navigation and search
  4. Seamlessly integrate topic map into the content lifecycle

Interesting that “tagging” of the data is a requirement for use of this tool. I would have thought otherwise.

Any pointers to how often this has been chosen as a solution? The last entry on their news page is dated in 2009. Which may mean they don’t keep up their website very well or that they aren’t active enough to have any news.

They are owned by Earley and Associates, which does have an active website but I still didn’t see much news about Wordmap. Searching turned up some old materials but nothing really recent.

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