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2540RE: [TaxoCoP] Re: hierarchical or associated relationships between company names and industrie

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  • Banan, Gabrielle
    May 7 7:35 AM
      Isn't that one of the purposes of a faceted taxonomy?  If you know what facet you are in, you would know the nature of the relationship between set and super-set. So you wouldn't be confused as to whether the relationship implied or ignored the issue of ownership - you'd know from the context of the facet.
      An organizational facet would imply that the set was a member of the super-set in the sense of being part of it through reporting structure. A subject or discipline facet would imply that the set was a member of the super-set in the sense of being an instance of it. For people who use taxonomies for practical purposes such as finding or navigating content, I don't think there's that much confusion.
       

      Gabrielle Banan
      Information Architect
      Delta Technology
      gabrielle.banan@...



      From: TaxoCoP@yahoogroups.com [mailto:TaxoCoP@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Dalbin
      Sent: Thursday, May 01, 2008 2:59 PM
      To: TaxoCoP@yahoogroups.com
      Subject: [TaxoCoP] Re: hierarchical or associated relationships between company names and industrie

      >>--- In

      href="mailto:TaxoCoP%40yahoogroups.com">TaxoCoP@yahoogroups .com, Marc Shimpeno <marcshimp@. ..> wrote:
      >> I would definitely
      consider the relationship to be hierarchical and
      do in my current Industry/Company taxonomy. ...
      >>
      >> Heather Hedden
      <heather@... > wrote:
      >> Here is a question for thesaurus
      standards experts

      US experts have already worked :
      From ANSI/NISO Z39.19-2005
      ***8.3.2 Instance Relationships* **
      This relationship identifies the link between a general category of
      things or events, expressed by a common noun, and an individual
      instance of that category, often a proper name. This type of
      relationship is also known as an "IsA" relationship.
      8.3.2.1 Codes for the Instance Relationship
      The hierarchical instance relationship may be indicated by the
      following abbreviations:
      • BTI = Broader term (instance)
      • NTI = Narrower term (instance)

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