A taxonomy is a hierarchical grouping of related concepts. In Oracle Content and Experience, taxonomies help content authors classify content into well-defined categories.
Let's have a closer look by taking a computer hardware taxonomy as an example:
Computers Desktop Laptop All-in-One Server Tablets iPad Android Printers Inkjet Laser
In this example, the Hardware taxonomy has three top categories (Computers, Tablets, and Printers), and these categories in turn have several children. Those child categories can each have their own child categories, and so on. Such a structure of logical entities essentially represents a hierarchical set of categories.
If you have the appropriate privileges, you can define taxonomies in the Oracle Content and Experience web interface under Administration > Content.
Once a taxonomy and categories are defined and assigned to an asset repository, content authors can classify content into categories of that taxonomy. For example, an asset called 'iPad Pro 12.9' would be classified under /Hardware/Tablets/iPad. Any number of assets of any kind can be classified into a category. A category is merely a logical placeholder for content that belongs to a specific concept.
A taxonomy is a hierarchy of categories used to organize your assets and to help users find assets by drilling down into the area they're working on. You can assign a taxonomy to more than one asset repository, and you can assign multiple taxonomies to a repository. For example, you could create different taxonomies for each department and for each product or initiative in your business. Then you could apply 'Marketing Department' and 'Products' taxonomies to your Marketing repository, and 'Sales Department' and 'Products' taxonomies to your Sales repository.