This Practice Profile document explains the key features available in the Taxonomy Packages Specification for defining a standard format to easily access all parts and files of taxonomy. It is primarily targeted towards audience seeking a basic understanding of this technical specification. This document is not intended to explain technical implementations of the Taxonomy Packages Specification. The features explained here are based on Taxonomy Packages 1.0, Recommendation 19 April 2016.


  • Revathy Ramanan
  • Paul Warren


  • Carol Baskey
  • Shilpa Dhobale
  • Kathryn Dobinson
  • Pierre Hamon
  • Ian Hicks
This Practice Profile discusses Why the Taxonomy Packages is required, What features it offers, How it's beneficial and Where it's implemented.

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