Information Architecture

A blueprint for knowledge representation. Tailored for you, designed with you.

Information Architecture: the art and science of organising things

Information Architecture is a difficult practice to define, let alone master. For some it is synonymous with the building of taxonomies and classification systems; others extend its scope to UI/UX, up to search and SEO. For us at Data Language it is all the above and much, much more. Information Architecture permeates all we do. IA is the first step on any project as an acid test for understanding your domain and specific business scenarios. We consider Information Architecture a sort of art, and we have come to be considered masters in its practical application.

If that sounds familiar, we should really talk about Linked data.

Breaking free from data silos can feel daunting. We understand that.
 That’s why we don’t dive into the data head first. Our designs are driven by commercial opportunities and tailored to your specific domain. It’s primarily about a business vision. Yours.

Further information

By creating a semantic blueprint of the problem space, we are able to cut through the complexity of your domain, reach a deep understanding of your drivers and requirements, and craft an information map to guide the most effective solution for you.

  • Domain Modelling and ontology design

  • Data architecture

  • Semantic technologies for knowledge management

  • Linked data architecture & strategy

  • URI strategy and information governance

  • User experience and SEO


Tailored models

The only thing all models have in common is that they are all different. Because your needs are different, and your business domain will never perfectly align with another. It’s what sets your business apart.


Ubiquitous language

It’s hard to solve problems when people both inside and outside your organisation have different names and understanding for the same things. Let’s fix that.


Not modeling the world

Organisations are far too complex to be modelled in their entirely. IA is to be kept simple and focussed on the problems at hand.

Latest insights

How to use domain modeling to improve subject tagging

An introductory guide to tagging, Part 4. Using domain-driven design as a foundation for a better tag strategy.

Why good subject tagging is hard

An introductory guide to tagging, Part 3. Why is good quality subject tagging so hard? The post looks at literature from library science to explore the root causes and possible solutions.

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What they say about us

Data Language have helped Cochrane transform from a document centric organisation to a data centric one. Their knowledge of linked data and data strategy is world class. They deliver.

Chris Mavergames

CIO, The Cochrane Collaboration

Data Language helped Euromoney distill a broad and complex enterprise engineering problem into a deliverable technical and data strategy. I would be happy to recommend them to anyone.

Ben Jones

CTO, Euromoney

Data Language have a very high level of knowledge in data modelling and overall skills in technical architecture and semantic workflows.

Sara Sharman

Head of Content Services, IET

Data Language are rock solid people who can manage the whole project from end-to-end. They understand the dynamics of publishing... unparallelled in my humble opinion.

Todd Carter

CEO, Tagasauris

I was impressed with how quickly the Data Language team was able to grasp the unique features of our content and with the great fit between the approaches they suggested and our needs and those of our users.

Lorne Becker

Director of Innovations, The Cochrane Collaboration

Technically extremely good, right the way through from design and building to data infrastructure to software development of semantic web technologies. The guys are really personable which is really good

Richard Tiffin

Chief Science Officer, Agrimetrics

Data Language have great experience in information architecture for broadcasters, which is quite rare. Their enthusiasm has rubbed off on my team, which is a real bonus.

Oliver Bartlett

Head of Recommendations and Metadata, Sky TV

Data Language have been fantastic working with us to develop a set of domain models. Through this process we were able to design a coherent set of ontologies to enable new innovative data driven products.

Michael Smethurst

Data Integration Architect, Parliamentary Digital Service