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3307Re: [TaxoCoP] Most common facets used within organisations

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  • Patrick Lambe
    Nov 3, 2009
      Hi Matt

      As I'm sure you know, I discuss a range of candidates for facets in my book Organising Knowledge. For a very good discussion and some excellent references see William Denton's paper How to Make a Faceted Classification and Put It On the Web http://www.miskatonic.org/library/facet-web-howto.html - the Spiteri reference in particular is worth checking out, for the principles of facet identification. Denton's piece provides a nice bridge between the information science and facets in use, with some good examples.

      The nice thing about facets is that there are only a finite number to choose from, however one wants to slice the world. More important it seems to me(and we lose sight of this sometimes) is which of the possible candidates should we select and why? That means finding a way of determining salience and usefulness for your taxonomy "customers". What is each facet going to do for you? It's not always about findability - facets can also serve content management functions (it's a content type: press release, therefore it needs to be routed for approval).



      Patrick Lambe

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      On Nov 3, 2009, at 3:05 AM, Matt Moore wrote:


      So where is this definitive list? References please!



      From: John O'Gorman <jogorman@tiberon- ia.com>
      To: TaxoCoP@yahoogroups .com
      Sent: Tue, November 3, 2009 12:50:05 AM
      Subject: Re: [TaxoCoP] Most common facets used within organisations


      Good morning, Matt;
      The definitive list of primary facets (a facet being defined as a mutually exclusive and exhaustive list of related entities) has nineteen entries - all of which are semantically consistent with the exchange of information between two parties. In other words, primary facets have to do with Agents (people and organizations) , Assets (digital, conceptual and physical), Locations (coordinate, named and relative), Actions (activities, events, processes and tasks), Functions (disciplines, roles and uses) and finally States (cycle, point, span and status). 
      Secondary, tertiary and quaternary facets can be created by combining primary facets, using a mechanism analogous to the one for creating molecules or compounds in chemistry.
      Hope that helps.
      John O'
      -----Original Message-----
      From: Matt Moore [mailto:innotecture @...]
      Sent: Monday, November 2, 2009 04:40 AM
      To: TaxoCoP@yahoogroups .com
      Subject: [TaxoCoP] Most common facets used within organisations



      I'm curious as to what the most commonly used facets within an enterprise taxonomy might be. The ones that come to mind are:
      - Products
      - Customers/Clients/ Stakeholders
      - Business Units
      - Locations
      - Processes
      - Projects

      Any further suggestions?



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