Question for Christine
- Hi Christine,
I listened to your presentation today during the Taxonomy Governance
Conference Call. Well done! I have a few follow-up questions for you.
Is Raytheon using the taxonomy just for their intranet, or is there a
taxonomy for the public internet as well? I was hoping to look at the
public website to see some of the taxonomy implementations that you
mentioned in the presentation.
I noticed on the Raytheon public website that the search engine is
Google. Does that mean Verity is just on the intranet site? What was
the rationale for using each of these search engines?
- Hi -
You won't see evidence of the taxonomies on
Raytheon.com. The contributors to the CMS system that
powers the internet site had no tolerance for tagging,
so only do what the system auto-generates. I may have
a chance soon to get them to reconsider that decision
- wish me luck!
Yeah, Google on the internet. Verity on the intranet.
It's been that way for a couple of years. When we last
renewed our contract it came down to this: Google's
algorithm DID NOT work well behind the firewall on a
large set of content. We tried it. Verity far
out-performed in that environment. But Google was a
household name and politically powerful. So we put it
on the internet site where the content was small
enough that it worked ok. Good results, good price,
and STABLE. Great for small sites and IT groups that
don't have the time and just need a "toaster." It
doesn't do taxonomies (though I do believe the current
algorithms have an embedded ontology). The GSA does
use metadata though and has several other features,
like synonyms, that try to get at classification.
Thanks for listening today, I appreciate the feedback!
--- Victoria <victoria.chidester@...> wrote:
> Hi Christine,__________________________________
> I listened to your presentation today during the
> Taxonomy Governance
> Conference Call. Well done! I have a few follow-up
> questions for you.
> Is Raytheon using the taxonomy just for their
> intranet, or is there a
> taxonomy for the public internet as well? I was
> hoping to look at the
> public website to see some of the taxonomy
> implementations that you
> mentioned in the presentation.
> I noticed on the Raytheon public website that the
> search engine is
> Google. Does that mean Verity is just on the
> intranet site? What was
> the rationale for using each of these search
> Thank you,
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