Pretending to be Greek in a late afternoon...
from Greek - "arrangement method/distribution"
- Arrangement at source (fixing position for object)
- Using tree-structures
- Two dimensional relationships between objects
- Like links, changes at source breaks the system
- Precise and sequential - any fault breaks the system
- Precise and sequential - target must know the semantics, the standards
- Understanding based on knowledge of standards and topic-semantics
- Value and knowledge delivered by ID limited and set at source (first name, family name etc.)
Ataxonomy (originally Anataxonomy, see note below)
freely gleaned from Greek - "without-arrangement method" (how's that for passing as ancient Greek?)
- No arrangement at source (no fixed position for object)
- No tree-structure, no structure at source
- No limits to dimensions for relationships for objects
- Changes at source have no effect at target (object tags follows object changes)
- Non-sequential and imprecise, error friendly
- Non-sequential and open, target does not need to know semantics or standards
- Understanding independent on standards and topic-semantics
- Value and knowledge delivered by ID (tags cloud) unlimited and increasing by use
Ataxonomy in practice:
"Free-tagging and iffy-tags-interception" as in this test or this tags-only-Thingamy-official-site (pls use Firefox/Safari, anything but MS IE in fact).
Bit more about the methodology below - here, here and here.
Any ancient-Greek linguists out there? Could need some help... :)
[Linguistic update: Dimitris points to "ana" mapping to "re" in English as does Elias in a comment on the Thingamy site-by-tags-only: "As a native greek speaker I have to comment on "anataxonomy". The greek prefix "ana" is usually the equivalent of the english "re". For example the word "genisi" means birth and "anagenisi" means rebirth. So that makes "anataxonomy" means something like re- arrangement method. The "a" prefix is the one that implies "without". Therefore I suggest renaming it to "ataxonomy"."
Suspect "Ataxonomy" it should be then!]