An introduction article on Taxonomies

In Archive by Fredy D. Oré

Liz Edols has written a great introductory article on what exactly are Taxonomies?

…’structures that provide a way of classifying things – living organisms, products, books – into a series of hierarchical groups to make them easier to identify, study, or locate.

Taxonomies consist of two parts – structures and applications. Structures consist of the categories (or terms) themselves and the relationships that link them together. Applications are the navigation tools available to help users find information.’
– A cited Reference from Jean Graef’s, Managing taxonomies strategically.


On a related post, I also came across this great discussion on Thomas Vander Wal’s blog on hierarchy, classification and perception, Would We Create Hierarchies in a Computing Age? (a great read!).