Progress in synthetic classification: towards unique definition of concepts

Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/105614
Title:
Progress in synthetic classification: towards unique definition of concepts
Author:
Gnoli, Claudio
Citation:
Progress in synthetic classification: towards unique definition of concepts 2007, Extensions and corrections to the UDC, 29
Issue Date:
2007
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/105614
Submitted date:
2007-06-14
Abstract:
The evolution of bibliographic classification schemes, from the end of the 19th century to our time, shows a trend of increasing possibilities to combine concepts in a classmark. While the early schemes, like DDC and LCC, were largely enumerative, more and more synthetic devices have appeared with common auxiliaries, facets, and phase relationships. The last editions of UDC and the UDC-derived FATKS project follow this evolution, by introducing more specific phase relationships and more common auxiliaries, like those for general properties and processes. This agrees with Farradane's principle that each concept should have a place of unique definition, instead of being re-notated in each context where it occurs. This evolution appears to be unfinished, as even in most synthetic schemes many concepts have a different notation according to the disciplinary main classes where they occur. To overcome this limitation, main classes should be defined in terms of phenomena rather than disciplines: the Integrative Level Classification (ILC) research project is currently exploring this possibility. Examples with UDC, FATKS, and ILC notations are discussed.
Type:
Conference Paper
Language:
en
Keywords:
Classification
Local subject classification:
analytico-synthetic classification; faceted classification; place of unique definition; integrative levels; UDC; FATKS; ILC

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dc.contributor.authorGnoli, Claudioen_US
dc.date.accessioned2007-06-14T00:00:01Z-
dc.date.available2010-06-18T23:28:19Z-
dc.date.issued2007en_US
dc.date.submitted2007-06-14en_US
dc.identifier.citationProgress in synthetic classification: towards unique definition of concepts 2007, Extensions and corrections to the UDC, 29en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/105614-
dc.description.abstractThe evolution of bibliographic classification schemes, from the end of the 19th century to our time, shows a trend of increasing possibilities to combine concepts in a classmark. While the early schemes, like DDC and LCC, were largely enumerative, more and more synthetic devices have appeared with common auxiliaries, facets, and phase relationships. The last editions of UDC and the UDC-derived FATKS project follow this evolution, by introducing more specific phase relationships and more common auxiliaries, like those for general properties and processes. This agrees with Farradane's principle that each concept should have a place of unique definition, instead of being re-notated in each context where it occurs. This evolution appears to be unfinished, as even in most synthetic schemes many concepts have a different notation according to the disciplinary main classes where they occur. To overcome this limitation, main classes should be defined in terms of phenomena rather than disciplines: the Integrative Level Classification (ILC) research project is currently exploring this possibility. Examples with UDC, FATKS, and ILC notations are discussed.en_US
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdfen_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.subjectClassificationen_US
dc.subject.otheranalytico-synthetic classificationen_US
dc.subject.otherfaceted classificationen_US
dc.subject.otherplace of unique definitionen_US
dc.subject.otherintegrative levelsen_US
dc.subject.otherUDCen_US
dc.subject.otherFATKSen_US
dc.subject.otherILCen_US
dc.titleProgress in synthetic classification: towards unique definition of conceptsen_US
dc.typeConference Paperen_US
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