Speaking Notes from a Tech Talks Presentation by Mark Phillips, July 26, 2006

Facet

Grouping of concepts of the same inherent type, for example, processes, disciplines, people, materials, places, and times.

"Four independent categories [facets] of 10 nodes each can have the same discriminatory power as one hierarchy of 10,000 nodes."
-Joseph Busch, Taxonomy Strategies

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About the Author:  Librarian Mark Phillips is head of the UNT Libraries' Digital Projects Unit.