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Patrick Debois <[log in to unmask]>
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Mon, 17 Jan 2005 21:43:41 +0100
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Luca Rosati wrote:

> Hi all,
>
> I'm interesting on the rapport between classification systens and mind,
> with particular reference to the binomial faceted classification (or
> analytic-synthetic classification) vs. hierarchical-enumerative
> classification.
>
Two classic books are:
-Sorting things out (Bowker and Star)
-Women,Fire and Dangerous things  (George Lakoff)

The latter will show you what's wrong with current categorization and
introduces prototype based categorization.

For fun:
Read about Paul Otlet in
http://www.boxesandarrows.com/archives/forgotten_forefather_paul_otlet.php .
The Belgian Forefather of the internet ;-)

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