"The following represents a linear or flat taxonomy of the many different key Taxonomy types or categorizations that are used by Information Technology (IT) organizations and professionals to help define, structure, organize, and understand various forms of Data, Information, and Knowledge. Such a Taxonomy is often used as a foundation for activities like data modeling (i.e. the design, definition and development of other Taxonomies and Ontologies). Such constructs are also often used as mechanisms to provide clarity and standardize terminology for communications between business stakeholders and IT organizations.
Note: Each of these Taxonomy types or categorizations is directly aligned with the specific form of Taxonomy Management."