What is taxonomy in IT terms?
Taxonomy -- from Greek taxis, meaning arrangement or division, and nomos, meaning law -- is the science of classification according to a predetermined system, with the resulting catalog used to provide a conceptual framework for discussion, analysis or information retrieval.
The taxonometric way of classifying organisms is based on similarities between different organisms. A biologist named Carolus Linnaeus started this naming system. He also chose to use Latin words. Taxonomy used to be called Systematics.
- Taxonomy. The Healthcare Provider Taxonomy Code Set is a hierarchical code set that consists of codes, descriptions, and definitions. Healthcare Provider Taxonomy Codes are designed to categorize the type, classification, and/or specialization of health care providers.
- The three-domain system is a biological classification introduced by Carl Woese et al. in 1977 that divides cellular life forms into archaea, bacteria, and eukaryote domains.
- The taxonometric way of classifying organisms is based on similarities between different organisms. A biologist named Carolus Linnaeus started this naming system. He also chose to use Latin words. Taxonomy used to be called Systematics.
The science of categorization, or classification, of things based on a predetermined system. In reference to Web sites and portals, a site??s taxonomy is the way it organizes its data into categories and subcategories, sometimes displayed in a site map.
- In WordPress, a "taxonomy" is a grouping mechanism for some posts (or links or custom post types). The names for the different groupings in a taxonomy are called terms. Using groupings of animals as an example, we might call one group "birds", and another group "fish".
- A hierarchical system is used for classifying organisms to the species level. This system is called taxonomic classification. The broadest classifications are by domain and kingdom; the most specific classification is by genus and species.
- Taxonomic Hierarchy Categories were also introduced by Linnaeus. They are also known as Linnaean hierarchy. It is defined as sequence of categories in a decreasing or increasing order from kingdom to species and vice versa. Kingdom is the highest rank followed by division, class, order, family, genus and species.
Updated: 2nd October 2019