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September 01, 2005

Two domains of taxonomy building

Tom wrote in response to my entry on taxonomy:

> Your main description of taxonomy suggests that we need a taxonomy for "the field of collective intelligence" -- the conceptual architecture of what we're talking about when we say "the field of collective intelligence" (such as my three articles, but co-created).

Yes, I believe that developing a common language based on shared mental models captured in an emergent, collaborative taxonomy, can be an essential contribution of our group to the field and also an attractor for the next year’s CI conference.

> Now I hear you saying we need to work over the taxonomy of this blog, which I thought was about planning this event. The word taxonomy here apparently refers to the categories we use to classify our entries on the blog... I understand that technically (I think?), but I'm not finding it easy to grasp the elusive bigger picture that you are seeing that involves making a "taxonomy" for this organizing/discussion space, and reworking that taxonomy.

Tom, heartfelt thank you for asking for clarification, which nudges me to say more about what I see.

Posted by George Por, Thu, Sep 01 2005 10:31 PM
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