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Ontologies, Taxonomies and thesauri in Systems Science and Systematics by Emilia Currás

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From classifications to ontologies

This first chapter will deal with ways of understanding the process that started with the creation of classification methods in antiquity, and continues into modern times with the current theories and uses of ontologies within the context of information science. It is therefore important to position oneself in the centre of this theme, where knowledge organisation can be found. Consequently, the topic of knowledge itself must be taken into account: its origins, causes and the consequences it has for human cognitive activities.

When discussing classification, knowledge organisation, the formation of knowledge itself or ontologies, we must also discuss their implicit primary foundation: information. This information ...

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