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The role of classification in knowledge represantation and discovery
Library Trends (2000)
  • Barbara H. Kwasnik, Syracuse University

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.

  • Classification structures,
  • Knowledge discovery,
  • Knowledge representation
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Barbara H. Kwasnik. "The role of classification in knowledge represantation and discovery" Library Trends Vol. 48 Iss. 1 (2000)
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