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

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Taxonomies and thesauri

Taxonomy is another concept which has experienced a change in meaning with the onset of the computer age. In this case, the term has experienced an increase in its field of action. The use of taxonomy in its classic form as applied – almost exclusively – to biology and logic has evolved to include its application to electronic technology. Thus the term taxonomy has begun to be used in the context of Information Science, specifically with regard to classification systems (see Figure 2.1).

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Figure 2.1 Concept of taxonomy

The application of the term taxonomy to systems used for the classification of subjects is a topic ...

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