NASA Technical White Paper:
Enabling Knowledge Discovery:
Taxonomy Development for NASA

Jayne Dutra,
Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology
and
Joseph Busch,
Taxonomy Strategies

January 7, 2003

Table of Contents

Executive Summary
Background
Concept
Design Approach and Methodology
Phase 1: Develop Alpha Taxonomy
Phase 2: Develop Beta Taxonomy
Best Practices
Applications and Benefits
Application Example #1: Adding Intelligence to NASA Search
Application Example #2: Taxonomy and Web Publishing on the NASA Portal
Taxonomy as a Foundation for XML Applications
The E-Government Act of 2002 and Challenges for NASA Publishers
The Future of Taxonomy Development
Summary

Dutra & Busch 1/7/2003