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A form of classification in which the terms form a nested set of relationships.

Any hierarchical classification contains one or (usually) more than one level. Elements in each level are contained within elements "higher" up the hierarchy.

Valid and Invalid Taxonomies

In the figure above both classification schemes are hierarchical, however only the left one is a valid Taxonomy.

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The following pages link to here: Folksonomy, Taxonomy, Uses for IA

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