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Data Architecture: A Primer for the Data Scientist by Dan Linstedt, W.H. Inmon

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2.7

Taxonomies

Abstract

A taxonomy is a list of related words. When there is a relationship between the words the taxonomy is called an ontology. Taxonomies are useful for input into textual disambiguation as part of the contextualization process. Taxonomies are useful when text is nonrepetitive. Taxonomies exist in multiple languages. There are different kinds of taxonomies – synonyms, members of a class, family members, and so forth.

Keywords

taxonomy
textual disambiguation
ontology
contextualization
multiple languages
Taxonomies are classifications of information. Taxonomies play a large and important role in the disambiguation of narrative information. Figure 2.7.1 shows that taxonomies are to unstructured data what the data model ...

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