Classification as Communication: Properties and Design

Classification as Communication: Properties and Design

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Under this perspective, a classification's point of view, and the way in which it articulates and presents an effective case for that point of view, are key elements of the classification's usefulness and interest. To better understand these features of classification, and to investigate how to emphasize these features through systematic design, the dissertation asks these questions: (1) What are the characteristics of classifications with a communicative purpose, or more explicitly, what makes a classification's interpretation of a subject persuasive? (2) How can such classifications be systematically designed?In my experiences teaching thesaurus construction, this lack of support and guidance for the early stages of design has been disconcerting for students. Faced with the task of analyzing a subject domain, for example, students not only wantedanbsp;...

Title:Classification as Communication: Properties and Design
Author:Melanie Feinberg
Publisher:ProQuest - 2008


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