Verity Inc., a leading provider of enterprise software that helps organizations maximize the return on their intellectual capital investment, announced the availability of its initial Verity Taxonomies, six customizable classification structures that will speed and simplify the organization and management of content in large-scale global enterprises.

The six Verity Taxonomies are based on open industry standards, and built using the same query language used in Verity K2 Enterprise content organization products. Each of the taxonomies, together with Verity classification solutions that combine both automation and domain expertise, are designed to provide an enterprise’s taxonomy project with a head start to deliver extremely accurate and relevant content organization to enhance the value of the enterprise’s intellectual capital. More importantly, Verity Taxonomies are also customizable by customers to serve their unique business requirements, both enterprise-wide and departmental. This customization can be performed by an enterprise's administrator, or by Verity Professional Services.

Enterprises that choose to engage Verity Professional Services can also combine Verity Taxonomies with the Verity Data Discovery Program, to ensure that each of the taxonomies fits seamlessly with the enterprise's content- driven processes as well as with its corporate taxonomies. The Verity Data Discovery Program aims to give enterprises an analysis of the information that is contained in the various repositories across the enterprise, with the goal of enabling better use of the information in a cost-effective manner. This program takes advantage of Verity K2 Enterprise's Thematic Mapping feature to map data to company-specific taxonomies. This particular part of the process frequently discovers unknown information assets. The Verity Data Discovery Program can also recommend a taxonomy structure for those organizations that have not implemented a corporate-wide taxonomy. Whether the new taxonomies are generated by Thematic Mapping or recommended by Verity Knowledge Engineers, they can quickly and easily be augmented with the categories and category-definitions of Verity Taxonomies.

Verity Pharmaceutical Taxonomy – The National Library of Medicine's MeSH (Medical Subject Headings) taxonomy has been converted to a Verity taxonomy file with Verity business rules. This open source resource is seen by experts as the industry standard. It is a comprehensive taxonomy with over 300,000 terms and topics such as "inorganic chemicals," "anatomy & physiology," "chemical actions," "amino acids, peptides, proteins," "therapeutics" and many more.

Verity Defense Taxonomy – The foundation of this taxonomy is the Defense Technical Information Center (DTIC) thesaurus published by the U.S. Department of Defense. It provides a multidisciplinary vocabulary that includes nearly 12,000 topics, such as "communications," "guided missile technology," "navigation," "detection" and "countermeasures." In addition, the DTIC thesaurus provides extensive information on general topics such as "chemistry," "physics" and "atmospheric sciences." Verity knowledge engineers have converted these into categories defined by Verity business rules to enable governmental and non-governmental organizations to take advantage of the years of the Department of Defense’s expertise represented in the DTIC taxonomy.

Verity Homeland Security Taxonomy – Verity's knowledge engineers have built an extensive taxonomy covering virtually all security and homeland defense issues. Based on direct experience solving content organization issues for intelligence agencies in the U.S. and around the globe, this Verity taxonomy includes more than 700 categories on broad topics such as "foreign terrorist organizations," "weapons of mass destruction," and "border and transportation security" as well as narrower subjects like "passenger list," "cargo security," "biometric systems" and "contamination control."

Verity Human Resources Taxonomy – Verity engineered this taxonomy to provide an effective method of grappling with complexities of medical, dental and vision care benefits, personnel practices, privacy issues, salary management as well as risk management among other matters of concern to human resources departments or entire organizations.

Verity Sales & Marketing Taxonomy – This Verity-crafted taxonomy can allow organizations to bring more order and effectiveness to their selling processes. It is a collection of the full range of topics associated with sales and marketing, from product nomenclature, features and functions, rates or pricing, geographies, distribution arrangements and more.

Verity Information Technology Taxonomy – Targeted for companies offering IT products and services, this Verity-produced taxonomy gives engineers, sales and operations managers of a high tech company ready access to its internal and external information sources. It includes a wide variety of mission-critical IT topics, including operating systems, DSL, IT security and storage area networks.

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