RE: [unrev-II] faceted classification

Date: Fri Sep 28 2001 - 08:36:47 PDT

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    Faceted classification sounds a lot like the sort of feature definition that
    gets done when defining cases in case-based reasoning, and even like plain
    old fashioned relational databases. (Or did I miss the point?) If so
    experience in these fields might give pointers on how to do it well.

    Dr Victoria Uren
    KMi, Open University, Milton Keynes, MK7 6AA, UK
    Tel: +44 (0) 1908 858516

    > -----Original Message-----
    > From: Alex Shapiro []
    > Sent: Wednesday, September 26, 2001 6:29 AM
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    > Subject: [unrev-II] faceted classification
    > Read more at --Alex
    > ... faceted classification, one of the most powerful, yet least
    > understood,
    > methods of organizing information.
    > Faceted classification, on the other hand, is a bottom-up scheme. Here,
    > each object is tagged with a certain set of attributes and values (these
    > are the facets), and the organization of these objects emerges from this
    > classification, and how a user chooses to access them. Toys, for example,
    > lend themselves to a faceted classification, with the facets being things
    > like, "Suitable Age," "Price," "Subject Type," "Brand," and even
    > "Character" (like Barbie or Elmo).

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