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.