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Date of Award


Culminating Project Type

Starred Paper

Degree Name

Engineering: M.E.M


Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering


College of Science and Engineering

First Advisor

Dr. Ben R. Baliga

Second Advisor

Dr. Hiral Shah

Third Advisor

Balasubramanian Kasi

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Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License.

Keywords and Subject Headings

Information Architecture, Content Taxonomy


Many organizations are just starting to recognize that metadata can form the cornerstone of a dramatically more effective Enterprise Content Management Initiative. Therefore, as a part of rationalizing its technology landscape, the Financial Corporation has embarked on an information architecture assessment project to define their current taxonomy and metadata landscape in the scope of the Enterprise Content Management software, which they had implemented a few years back. The key objective of the ‘Information Architecture and Content Taxonomy Project’ is to define the AS-IS taxonomy and AS-IS Metadata frameworks of the organization so that an assessment can be made on the present state. Also, the scope of the project includes discovering and optimizing their current taxonomy and metadata framework to a new TO-BE Metadata and TO-BE Taxonomy framework that will enable the effective use of their content management systems using the same software. The Assessment Project was done by requirement gathering and understanding the content centric pain areas. The requirement gathering tools, which were used, were walkthrough sessions, interviews with key stakeholders including business users and interactive sessions with technology partners.



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