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   RE: [xml-dev] Taxonomies?

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Darryn wrote:

>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

Tom Gruber defines an ontology as "a body of formally represented knowledge
based on a conceptualisation". See What is an Ontology :

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