Last edited 19 Nov 2020

Taxonomy v ontology

A taxonomy is a system for classifying entities within a domain into a hierarchical structure. For example, a folder system for files on a computer. Whilst there might be more than one way of classifying the folders (for example, by date or by type), taxonomies do not consider the relationships between those classifications.

An ontology defines a set of concepts that represent a domain, describing the interrelationships between entities in more than one dimension.

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