SIGIA-L Mail Archives: Re: SIGIA-L: what do you call that?
Re: SIGIA-L: what do you call that?
From: Eric Scheid (eric.scheid_at_ironclad.net.au)
Date: Sun Feb 03 2002 - 13:07:05 EST
From: Christina Wodtke <cwodtke_at_eleganthack.com> (3/2/02 18:53)
>Is there a specific terminology for talk about items that require
>shelf-space and thus can only live in one spot at one time, vs. something
>that requires no shelfspace and can live in multiple places? I'm thinking
>the classic webvan vs. safeway types of issue, where meat can only live in
>the meat department in safeway, but on webvan it could live in the meat
>department, in the sandwich department, in the bbq department, in the
>carnivores department etc.
>also, does anyone have links/pointers to research on the differences in
>classifying and retrieval for these two different types of item?
abstract vs actual?
intangible vs tangible?
class vs instance?
reference vs referent?
eric_at_ironclad.net.au i r o n c l a d n e t w o r k s
information architect http://www.ironclad.net.au/
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