Hierarchy Balance

n.

Pronunciation

/ˈhaɪəˌrɑrki ˈbæləns/

Definition

The even distribution of item counts across categories and degree of granularity for each category within a hierarchy.

Balanced hierarchies are an ideal of taxonomy development. However, product data sets typically prevent such an outcome. Large item counts of one product may shift balance as well as industry standards of displaying subsets of products side by side in sibling categories.

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