Products for Building Taxonomies and Ontologies

Synaptica has product solutions optimized for small businesses and single users to global businesses. We support cloud-computing solutions, dedicated server environments, and behind-the-firewall enterprise solutions.

Check out our taxonomy software buyers guide, which contains Synaptica’s Top 100 user requested features arranged by ten common taxonomy management tasks.

Taxonomy Buyers Guide - Top 100 Features


Synaptica Enterprise Taxonomy Management Software

Synaptica Enterprise is our behind-the-firewall solution for larger organizations.

Enterprise systems are available with either perpetual or subscription licenses. They are designed to support multiple editors with role-based permissions as well as compartmentalization and collaboration workspaces. They also provide access to a suite of integration tools, including database APIs and Web Services.

Synaptica Human Indexing Management System (IMS)

Synaptica Indexing Management System (IMS) is currently shipping its V7.3 version, packed with major new tools and features. Synaptica IMS is a complementary suite of tools designed to support the human indexing of content using taxonomies stored in Synaptica. More…

Synaptica and SharePoint

Synaptica SharePoint tools are included with enterprise licenses, and integration services are available.

SharePoint integration enables taxonomies being managed within Synaptica to be applied as meta-tags to content being stored in SharePoint document libraries, as well as allowing for those same taxonomies to be used for search. More…


Synaptica Taxonomy Management Software Overview

Synaptica KMS is our flagship product for building and maintaining taxonomies and ontologies. This video provides a rapid overview of the core functions and features, and introduces the availability of our cloud hosted solutions.


Synaptica KMS Explainer Video Series

Video presentation on reviewing, editing, and adding terms via Synaptica KMS’ Item Summary Screen.


Synaptica Ontology Publication Suite

Synaptica is an editorial tool designed for use by professional taxonomists. In 2011 we introduced a complementary suite of front-end publication tools that make it easy for any taxonomy or ontology to be presented to end-users.  The Ontology Publishing Suite gives administrators precise control over which parts of a master ontology are exposed to end-users, as well as how they are laid out on-screen.

Ontologies have many benefits over more traditional record-based presentation formats.  Salient among these is the idea that ‘records dead-end but graphs go on forever’, recently blogged at

You could publish taxonomies or ontologies to the open worldwide web, or you could publish them behind the firewall for restricted access by your organisation’s management or other internal business users.

You can get first-hand experience of Synaptica’s Ontology Publishing Platform by visiting All of the GUI presented at this site is dynamically generated by the Synaptica Ontology Publishing Suite.

Contact Us today to find out how you could publish your taxonomies or ontologies using Synaptica ontology Publishing Suite.

Synaptica in a nutshell…

Synaptica is an innovation leader in taxonomy management and ontology software. Our product delivers key differentiators that enable clients to:

  • reduce noisy search results caused by ambiguous language
  • increase relevance by providing a synonym-rich indexing vocabulary
  • support information discovery with browsable hierarchies and association links
  • enable parametric searching and faceted navigation
  • visualize taxonomies in a variety of textual and graphical formats

Our software is a robust and scalable application that is based upon numerous open standards that make enterprise integration fast and reliable.

Latest Product Release

Synaptica is currently shipping its v7.6. All Synaptica customers receive a complete annual update comprising all the latest features. More….


Synaptica Visualization Suite is an exciting component of Synaptica that offers users an array of easy-to-use graphical displays. The visualization suite lets users intuitively explore inter-related concepts. The technology used to deliver visualizations will work on any web browser and is data-dynamic, allowing fast browsing through extremely large datasets.

Roles, permissions & collaboration

222_security_500x333Synaptica supports multiple users who may participate in multiple project workspaces (called Taskviews).

Different user roles and permissions can be assigned to each individual user for each specific taxonomy and within each individual workspace. The result is a highly configurable system for supporting both compartmentalized and collaborative information access.

222_configuration_500x333User configuration

User configuration is one of Synaptica’s many strengths. The system can be configured within minutes to handle many common data structures such as hierarchical taxonomies, controlled vocabularies, thesauri, person name authority files, metadata management repositories, bibliographic catalogs, etc.

The tool allows users to add an unlimited number of customizable data elements to taxonomy data entry templates. The system also supports an unlimited number of custom relationship types, which can be designed to follow standard classes of semantic relationship rules. As relationships can span taxonomies, an entire ontology can be created.


Non-proprietary open standards

Synaptica embraces open industry standards both in the business rules for building controlled vocabularies and in the exchange of data with external systems such as the W3C’s SKOS and OWL formats for semantic search.