Document Type

Article

Date

1-1-2000

Embargo Period

2001

Keywords

Classification structures, Knowledge discovery, Knowledge representation

Disciplines

Library and Information Science

Description/Abstract

The link between classification and knowledge is explored. Classification schemes have properties that enable the representation of entities and relationships in structures that reflect knowledge of the domain being classified. The strengths and limitations of four classificatory approaches are described in terms of their ability to reflect, discover, and create new knowledge. These approaches are hierarchies, trees, paradigms, and faceted analysis. Examples are provided of the way in which knowledge and the classification process affect each other.

Additional Information

“The downloadable article is the final manuscript of the published article in Library trends. All rights reserved to the author, Kwasnik, Barbara. The article is under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 Licenses. ”

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