Definition Edit

Taxonomy is

[a] field of science (and major component of systematics) that encompasses description, identification, nomenclature, and classification."[1]
a hierarchical relationship between entities, where a data element is broken down into smaller component parts.[2]

Taxonomy is "[t]he science, laws, or principles of classification.[3]

References Edit

  1. Michael G. Simpson, Chapter 1 Plant Systematics: an Overview (2nd ed. 2010).
  2. NIST Big Data Interoperability Framework, Vol. 1, at 12.
  3. Common Cybersecurity Vulnerabilities in Industrial Control Systems, at 67.

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