SIGIA-L Mail Archives: [Sigia-l] Re: Core set of classification
[Sigia-l] Re: Core set of classification terms
From: Laura Norvig (lauran_at_etr.org)
Date: Tue Feb 04 2003 - 11:54:48 EST
At 2:45 PM +0000 2/4/03, mahons1_at_eircom.net wrote:
>>What I'm noticing is the emergence of a core set of web-based
>>classifications, regardless of the language. Classifications like:
>>Home, About, Contact, Feedback. Even if this is not always the
>>case, it is certainly true that within English-language websites,
>>these terms are beginning to dominate.
>Whilst I am loath to argue with my fellow countryman I do have to
>point out that such terms would hardly be counted as
>'classification' terms by purists. Classifying is the science (art?)
>of grouping items in similar categories (I know that is a short hand
>definition, but illustrative). What Gerry calls classification terms
>may be more normally known as descriptors.
[more stuff deleted]
Descriptor is not quite the right word either, at least in the
nomenclature I use. I think of a descriptor in the library science
sense - a keyword (usually one of several) that helps define a
particular article, file, document.
Home, About, Contact, Feedback are what I would call "labels".
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