Fixed but fluid ontologies?

I had an idea that bridging that gap would enable some cool new applications.

I wonder what is the relationship between the Colon Classification system in library science developed by Shiyali Ramamrita Ranganathan and other Ontological studies like Top-Level Categories developed by John F. Sowa.

Does not appear to be  any, from:

“Faceted classification is used in faceted search systems that enable a user to navigate information along multiple paths corresponding to different orderings of the facets. This contrasts with traditional taxonomies in which the hierarchy of categories is fixed and unchanging.” — http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Faceted_classification

I had an idea that bridging that gap would enable some cool new applications.  Unfortunately, I don’t remember the details and can’t find the page I wrote it in.  Oh well, probably was nothing.

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