MMI Reference Taxonomy

The pages that describe projects, vocabularies, content standards, ontologies, and tools are classified as MMI References on our site. This content type uses a two-part taxonomy to allow users to see listings of references sorted into main categories. The keyword taxonomy is a separate list (or hierarchy) of terms that is used on all content types. Understanding these taxonomies is critical when adding references, to ensure that your content will be seen - where it belongs - on the site.

There are three main reference types, "Initiatives", "Vocabularies and Standards", and "Tools," with subtypes for each that provide more information about the reference. These top level categories are a convenience that allows us to manage the many types of references, and permits us to represent the great variety of references with very few menu items.