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   Re: [xml-dev] Taxonomies?

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Below are a couple of links to existing thesauri, taxonomies, and 
controlled vocabularies.

I do not know of any "standards organization" that creates taxonomies and I 
don't think you really want that.  Preferably, subject matter experts would 
be creating the taxonomies for their various domains.  Even with that, you 
need to discover whether the taxonomy was created to provide access to a 
specific content collection (in which case the taxonomy would have a design 
bias toward the content in that collection and may not be completely 
suitable for other uses) or whether it was developed to cover the entire 



At 02:14 PM 1/24/02 -0800, Darryn Sneller wrote:
>There are periodic discussions of taxonomies on this
>list and I was wondering if anyone knew if there are
>any standards organizations that create taxonomies and
>publish them for public use? Although this isn't an
>XML question per se, I tried to sign up for the
>Taxonomy Discussion list, but it seems to have been

Carol A. Ellerbeck
Business Information Taxonomist
Baker Library
Harvard Business School
Soldier's Field Road
Boston, MA  02163
PH: 617-495-6745


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