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   Re: [xml-dev] Taxonomies?

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While I am not a library scientist, I think the
distinction is like this:

A taxonomy organizes information into categories based
on explicit rules.

A controlled vocabulary is a limited set of terms that
describe a collection of items. 

An ontology is a set of terms describing all the items
in a given environment without regard to any
classification or order.

I'd happily be corrected as my knowledge in this area
is evolving, but I think these distinctions are on

--- Mike Champion <mc@xegesis.org> wrote:
> Speaking of which .... what's the difference between
> a taxonomy, a 
> controlled vocabulary, and an ontology?
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