The topic is something like: What’s up with taxonomic trees? We used to think that they represented the actual shape of knowledge. Now we generally recognize that they’re “just” tools. So, how are they doing as tools? Are they as important as ever? What new ways are they being used? What’s being used in their place? How are they being modified to make them more useful? Is it true that they’re being used less frequently for browsing? Are ontologies subsuming/replacing them? Etc.
I’m particularly interested in vendors who build trees for customers (software and services), vendors with new approaches, and businesses that have either recently created a large taxonomic tree or who have recently decided to go in another direction.
If you can help, please either post in the comments or send an email to me (firstname.lastname@example.org) with “trees” in the subject line.
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