Re: Vocabularies to classify terms


yr question is about a very generic example

afaik, such schemas tend to be 'domain' specific, ie, you first need
to identify want domain
your categories/vocabulary falls under, then you can try to find if
such a set exists already in the public domain

By domain it is intended not only 'knowledge domain' (the specific
topic you are trying to represent in the cats) but also 'system
domain' (the platform/environment the knowledge domain lives in,
referring more to the cateogirzation of a structure rather than its

//unfortunately, existing categorizasion schemas often mix the two, yak)


There are few purely faceted classifications; the best known of these
is the Colon Classification of S. R. Ranganathan, a general knowledge
classification for libraries.

General top level categories are found in Deweys system, which is the
nearest thing
I can think of based on yr description


On 12/29/15, Alberto Nogales <> wrote:
> Dear all, I am searching for vocabularies that let me classify terms,
> something similar to an upper ontology.I am explaining that with a term
> tree. Lets imagine that we have the first node that we will called
> "Categories". Then we will hace the main categories in the second level of
> the tree. And following we will have subcategories or terms. If a look for
> a term it will be classified by its main category.
> 1. Categories
>     1.1 Biology
>           1.1.1 Cell
>           1.1.2 Protein
>           ...
>           1.1.N Mineral
>     1.2 Mathematics
>           1.2.1 Equation
>            ...
>           1.2.N Geometry
>                     1.2.N.1 Triangle
>      ....
>      1.N Physics
>             1.N.1 Gravity
> So in this case if a want to classify the term gravity, the answer will be
> Physics. If I want to classify triangle, the answer will be Mathematics.
> Does anyone knows an ontology, taxonomy, etc similar to this. I need it to
> be expressed as rdf, owl or similar.
> Thanks.

Received on Tuesday, 29 December 2015 02:55:54 UTC