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

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

January 7, 2003

Table of Contents

Executive Summary
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

Dutra & Busch 1/7/2003