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a note (or two) on categorisation

“These ambiguities, redundancies and deficiencies remind us of those which doctor Franz Kuhn attributes to a certain Chinese encyclopaedia entitled 'Celestial Empire of benevolent Knowledge'. In its remote pages it is written that the animals are divided into: (a) belonging to the emperor, (b) embalmed, ( c ) tame, (d) sucking pigs, (e) sirens, (f) fabulous, (g) stray dogs, (h) included in the present classification, (i) frenzied, (j) innumerable, (k) drawn with a very fine camelhair brush, (l) et cetera, (m) having just broken the water pitcher, (n) that from a long way off look like flies.” – Jorge Luis Borges

“I'm not a fan of classification. It's very difficult to come up with a classification scheme that's useful when what you're most interested in is things that don't fit in, things that you didn't expect.” – Ward Cunningham

on “Classification and Categorization”

categorical acceptance

partially successful attempts at classification of the sprawling subject matters at hand. for example..

categorical classifications

“EXAMINATION OF THE SYSTEMIC PROPERTIES AND FORMS of interaction that characterize classification and categorization reveals fundamental syntactic differences between the structure of classification systems and the structure of categorization systems. These distinctions lead to meaningful differences in the contexts within which information can be apprehended and influence the semantic information available to the individual. Structural and semantic differences between classification and categorization are differences that make a difference in the information environment by influencing the functional activities of an information system and by contributing to its constitution as an information environment.”

Camel hair brushes, circus animals and sundry miscellanea

check if it is possible to automatically create a list of topics that are “categories” using dokuwiki…

categories from the former libarynth…

and of course, there is all the other stuff i forgot to mention → Web Index (NOTE: this page was known as CategoryIndex in a former incarnation)

category_index.txt · Last modified: 2013/12/18 13:18 by theunkarelse