Words Matter: Managing Vocabulary Resources to Support Productivity

This document examines Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) practices for developing, applying, and maintaining metadata, taxonomies, glossaries, and thesauri.  These are collectively called vocabulary management for the purposes of this report. These vocabulary resources support search, navigation, and filtering of data and information.  Current practices for managing these resources were analyzed for their ability to support multidisciplinary engagement throughout the Practical Solutions life cycle.  This information was used to identify strengths and weaknesses and develop recommendations.

Publication Date: 
Wednesday, September 12, 2018
Publication Number: 
WA-RD 896.5
Last modified: 
05/02/2019 - 12:09
Authors: 
Leni Oman, Michelle Morgan, Riley Woodward-Pratt, Andy Everett, Christy Granquist, Kathy Szolomayer, Steve Kollmansberger
Originator: 
Washington State Department of Transportation.
Number of Pages: 
41
Subject: 
State departments of transportation, Knowledge management, Information management, Data management, Information organization, Metadata, Glossaries, Taxonomy, Business practices, Evaluation and assessment, Management and organization, Recommendations, Productivity.