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basic question on classification


Why is classification used? How does it help beside being categorised differently than the actual folder structure? Please clarify.

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You may know that taxonomy and classification are closely associated.

Taxonomy:A taxonomy depicts the hierarchical ordering of categories. Taxonomies allow you to structure a large number of documents that belong to a document set clearly.

Classification:The classification procedure assigns documents to the categories according to topic.

I too have doubts regarding the utility value of taxonomy & classification. One of the threads even suggest that the sole purpose of classification may be in categorising the documents depending upon its relativity.

Also see this thread

Doubts on Configuring Search


Ganesh N

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