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Best practices for building taxonomies

  • Workshop / Interactive Session
  • Software Documentation
  • 10. June
  • 14:00 - 15:30 o'clock (CET)
  • | Online
  • Ekaterina Mitova

    • SAP
  • Dimiter Simov

    • SAP


We will share a very good approach to creating and enhancing taxonomies and to turning them into ontologies. It is based on object-oriented analysis. We take the product or service that we are working on and deconstruct it to its constituent components. From these components we build the taxonomy. We add the attributes to the components. We also identify the relations among the components to grow the taxonomy into an ontology.


Taxonomies and ontologies are trendy, useful, and promising. In this workshop, we will go through all the steps of the process and will build a taxonomy and an ontology for a specific example.


Prior knowledge

Technical Writers, Information Architects, Information Specialists


Ekaterina Mitova

  • SAP

I started as an information developer. Then, a couple of years later, I switched to development, only to realize that information development is my true passion. Or in other words, I love to provide help that really helps. I am a certified OOUX analyst and am passionate about using OOUX.

Dimiter Simov

  • SAP

I am a usability practitioner and am currently helping the teams behind SAP business Technology Platform make the platform easier to use and better fit to the needs of users. I am also a designer, but I do not design user experiences. I design places in which people create experiences themselves.