Comprehensive, faster, and better delivery of knowledge by anataxonomy?
"Knowledge is an appreciation of the possession of interconnected details which, in isolation, are of lesser value."
"Knowledge is distinct from simple information."
(From the good people at wikipedia)
Replacing the limited "trunk and branch" or "path" identifiers of a tree-structural organising method, anataxonomy's namespace imparts a comprehensive set of relationships for the object/subject:
When I tag an object or a subject I impart some of my knowledge, right or wrong, useful or not, does not matter. The moment another person with a different view adds his tags, the knowledge about the object/subject as communicated by its namespace will increase. Third one... and so forth, never ending story.
- The tagger must disclose him/herself and significant information about the tagger must be freely available. If possible, reason for why the tag was added should be added. This would then amount to what's known as "history source analysis".
- No filter, standards or other form of single sets of logic may be used to limit tags. What the next chap feels is wrong, I may think is right. Two sides in a war will write two different history books - filter out one and knowledge loses out.
Anataxonomy - efficient organiser of objects and subjects, direct delivery of comprehensive knowledge and a true identifier - all in one swat - and all better than existing and separate methods?
Just a suggestion over the morning coffee... :)
[P.S. Aristotle pipes in with some support: "His ten classifications of individual words, the Categories of Aristotle - substance, quantity, quality, relation, place, time, situation, condition, action, passion - the questions we would ask in gaining knowledge of an object." Quite specific, even in sequence, but nevertheless tags...]