04/14/2003: Faceted Classification
Here is are examples of classifications:
- evening red dress
- morning dress
- green dress
- wool green dress
- silk dress
Notice that you can't build an object such as a "green evening dress" because "evening dress" appear only in the compound phrase of "evening red dress".
- dresses by colour
- dresses by material
- dresses by purpose
- sleeping garments
Using the above hierarchies, it is easy to select object traits such as "yellow cotton evening dress".
BTW, I stole this example from an email message on the FacetedClassification group at Yahoo Groups.
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