Lists of words that represent concepts and entities in a domain.

A taxonomy is a collection of terms (words), each of which represents some thing or activity of importance to your organization. Taxonomies are commonly used to label documents (i.e. Confluence pages) for the purposes of assigning meaning, organizing, and searching content. They are often valuable "sources of truth" for the official names of things (e.g. our taxonomy specifies that we refer to Theme Press as such, and not "ThemePress" or "themepress").

Individual terms in a taxonomy are often grouped into categories that represent a particular aspect or facet of the domain. This categorization helps keep taxonomy terms organized in a meaningful way.

Example taxonomy

DepartmentsOffice LocationsEmployee StatusCurrent ProjectsPast Projects
AccountingJupiterFull timeWidget CWidget A
Human ResourcesMarsPart timeWidget DWidget B
MarketingSaturnContractWidget E 
Widget DesignVenus Widget F 
Widget Production    


Here the headers show five categories (Departments, Office Locations,... etc.), with the official terms listed in the rows underneath. Though simple, such a taxonomy can easily translate to labels used on a page, thereby aiding in search and organization across a site.

Brikit Targeted Search makes it easy to build and maintain a taxonomy for your site. Terms are represented by filters, organized into groups that you define.