Thursday, July 11, 2019

Announcing the WAND Cannabis Taxonomy

The cannabis industry is emerging rapidly due to the legalization of medical marijuana in most states and the legalization of recreational marijuana in 11 states and Washington, D.C.  It became apparent that there is a need for a cannabis taxonomy, not only for growers but for dispensaries as well.

The new WAND Cannabis Taxonomy is designed to provide anyone in the industry the ability to tag and organize the documents generated from the processes involved from seed to sale. This taxonomy provides a foundation of 564 terms and 399 synonyms and can be customized to include terms specific to the facility.

The WAND Cannabis Taxonomy covers all aspects of the industry.  Higher level terms include Cannabis Cultivation, Cannabis Products, Methods and Extraction, and Cannabis Testing.

The taxonomy also includes the topics of Standards, Documents, Laws and Regulations, Associations, and Inspections,

The WAND Cannabis Taxonomy, as with all WAND Taxonomies, is available by itself or as part of the WAND Taxonomy Library Portal.

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

WAND Information Technology Taxonomy Additions!

As we have said before, the Information Technology industry is complex, constantly changing, and growing.  The WAND Information Technology Taxonomy continues to grow and change as well and has undergone another update.

In this revision, we added Data Security terms to assist with the EU General Data Protection Regulation (also known as GDPR).  We also added Text Analysis APIs and types of Deep Learning Software.

This taxonomy now has 9,319 terms and 2,640 synonyms.

The WAND Information Technology Taxonomy can be customized to include specific terms to meet the needs of any Information Technology Department.

As with all WAND Taxonomies, the WAND Information Technology Taxonomy is available by itself or as part of the WAND Taxonomy Library Portal.

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

WAND Legal Taxonomy - Updated!

As we have said before, laws are complicated. They are also necessary. So are the courts, law firms, and corporate legal departments that interpret those laws. The work that they do also generates documents - a lot of documents - and that's where the WAND Legal Taxonomy comes in.

The top-level terms in the WAND Legal Taxonomy are Contracts, Courts, Law Firm Management, Legal Practice Areas, and Litigation. In our latest review, we've also added Sources of Law.

In Contracts, Contract Parties has been expanded as has many areas of Bankruptcy in Legal Practice Areas. In Litigation, terms have been added to Courtroom Participants and Punishments. We have also added a list of Crimes in Criminal Law.

All areas of the taxonomy had additions made to both the terms and the synonyms. The taxonomy now has 3,631 terms and 1,868 synonyms.

The WAND Legal Taxonomy can be customized to include specific terms to meet the needs of any Lawyer, Law Firm, or Legal Department.

As with all WAND Taxonomies, the WAND Legal Taxonomy is available by itself or as part of the WAND Taxonomy Library Portal.

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Introducing the WAND Lumber Manufacturing and Forestry Management Taxonomy

We recently released our latest addition to our taxonomy library - the WAND Lumber Manufacturing and Forestry Management Taxonomy!  This taxonomy provides a foundation of 1,490 terms and 1,051 synonyms that can be customized to include specific terms to meet the document management needs of any lumber manufacturer.

Beginning with the growth and harvesting of trees in Forest Management, the taxonomy goes on to include terms specific to the types of trees harvested in Raw Materials.

On the manufacturing side, the top level terms are Lumber, Manufacturing, Lumber Manufacturing Facilities,  Wood Characteristics, Damage, Lumber Grading, Distribution, and Storage.

The taxonomy also includes Associations and Organizations, Metrics, OSHA Lumber and Building Material Dealer Industry Standards, Laws and Regulations, and Certification Programs.

The WAND Lumber Manufacturing and Forestry Taxonomy provides a strong foundation for any enterprise that engages in timber extraction and replanting, lumber manufacturing, or both.

The WAND Lumber Manufacturing and Forestry Management Taxonomy complements several taxonomies including the WAND Building and Construction Taxonomy, the WAND Manufacturing Taxonomy, and the WAND Environmental Taxonomy.

As with all WAND Taxonomies, the WAND Lumber Manufacturing and Forestry Taxonomy is available by itself or as part of the WAND Taxonomy Library Portal.