Documentum Content Server Taxonomy


OpenText Documentum is a Gartner Magic Quadrant Leader and Forrester Wave Leader. It's a formidable player in the enterprise content management space and it has built significant taxonomy related features into its software. In Documentum, the taxonomy features reside within the Content Intelligence Services (CIS) module. Taxonomies can be imported in CSV or XML formats (the WAND Taxonomy Library Portal supports downloads in the Documentum CIS format).

CIS allows for automatic categorization of documents to terms in the taxonomy. CIS uses a rules based approach to categorization where keywords and key phrases are associated with each taxonomy category as evidence. This evidence will be used to match documents to categories in the taxonomy. Depending on the strength of the match of the words in a document to the evidence associated to a taxonomy term, a document may or may not be placed in each given taxonomy category.


To fully leverage faceted search in Documentum Content Server, you need a taxonomy and it's not easy to build a taxonomy from scratch! This is where WAND comes in. The WAND Taxonomy Library Portal provides access to pre-defined foundation taxonomies covering every industry vertical segment and business functional area to jump-start at taxonomy project. Taxonomies can be downloaded and customized and then used for document classification to append taxonomy categories as a metadata value to the indexed documents. As mentioned, taxonomies can be downloaded directly into Documentum CIS format for a seamless import.







  • Accelerate the development of a taxonomy model for tagging content Documentum
  • Your employees are experts about their job, not building taxonomies. Pre-defined taxonomies allow your business users to edit a taxonomy already created by experts instead of needing to build something from scratch.
  • Access to over 100,000 professionally built taxonomy concepts
  • Automatically categorized documents to a defined taxonomy



Instructions for importing & editing WAND taxonomies





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