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- See: Hierarchy, Controlled Vocabulary, All Terms.
- QUOTE: Taxonomy (from Template:Lang-grc and Template:Lang-grc) is the science of identifying and naming species, and arranging them into a classification. The field of taxonomy, sometimes referred to as "biological taxonomy", revolves around the description and use of taxonomic units, known as taxa (singular taxon). A resulting taxonomy is a particular classification ("the taxonomy of ..."), arranged in a hierarchical structure or classification scheme. An example of a modern classification is the one published in 2009 by the Angiosperm Phylogeny Group for all living flowering plant families (the APG III system).
- Harper, Douglas. "Taxonomy". Online Etymology Dictionary. http://www.etymonline.com/index.php?term=taxonomy. Retrieved April 18, 2011.
- Judd, W.S., Campbell, C.S., Kellog, E.A., Stevens, P.F., Donoghue, M.J. (2007) Taxonomy. In Plant Systematics - A Phylogenetic Approach, Third Edition. Sinauer Associates, Sunderland.
- Simpson, Michael G. (2010). "Chapter 1 Plant Systematics: an Overview". Plant Systematics (2nd ed.). Academic Press. ISBN 978-0-12-374380-0.
- (WordNet, 2009) ⇒ http://wordnetweb.princeton.edu/perl/webwn?s=taxonomy
- S: (n) taxonomy (a classification of organisms into groups based on similarities of structure or origin etc)
- S: (n) taxonomy ((biology) study of the general principles of scientific classification)
- S: (n) taxonomy (practice of classifying plants and animals according to their presumed natural relationships)
- 1. (systematics, uncountable) The science of finding, describing, classifying and naming organisms.
- 2. The classification in a hierarchical system.
- (Dextre Clarke et al., 2008) ⇒ Stella Dextre Clarke, Alan Gilchrist, Ron Davies and Leonard Will. (2008). “Glossary of Terms Relating to Thesauri and Other Forms of Structured Vocabulary for Information Retrieval." Willpower Information
- monohierarchical classification of concepts, as used, for example, in the classification of biological organisms
- The above definition is a personal opinion; the definition proposed in BS8723-3 is "structured vocabulary using classificatory principles as well as thesaural features, designed as a navigation tool for use with electronic media". The term is used loosely to mean various types of classification schemes, subject heading lists or thesauri, particularly when applied to the indexing of Internet resources. In my opinion this use should be avoided because of its vagueness and uncertainty; when a non-specific meaning is intended, concept scheme or controlled vocabulary should be used instead.
- (ANSI Z39.19, 2005) ⇒ ANSI. (2005). “ANSI/NISO Z39.19 - Guidelines for the Construction, Format, and Management of Monolingual Controlled Vocabularies." ANSI.
- QUOTE: "taxonomy A collection of controlled vocabulary terms organized into a hierarchical structure. Each term in a taxonomy is in one or more parent/child (broader/narrower) relationships to other terms in the taxonomy.