Get 20M+ Full-Text Papers For Less Than $1.50/day. Start a 14-Day Trial for You or Your Team.

Learn More →

NOTATIONAL SYMBOLS IN CLASSIFICATION

NOTATIONAL SYMBOLS IN CLASSIFICATION A previous study of notation in classification appeared in this journal in 1952 ref. 1. I there considered what functions notational symbols actually serve in existing systems of classification, and how the structure of the symbols is related to the functions served. I showed that a classification symbol serves three purposes a to represent a term, b to locate it among a mass of other terms, and c to indicate relations between the terms symbolized. The first two purposes can be readily fulfilled by using any symbols which can be arranged in a unique linear order. It is the need to indicate relations between terms which has created the complex structure of modern classification symbols. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of Documentation Emerald Publishing

NOTATIONAL SYMBOLS IN CLASSIFICATION

Journal of Documentation , Volume 12 (2): 15 – Feb 1, 1956

Loading next page...
 
/lp/emerald-publishing/notational-symbols-in-classification-MBB54vS4Mc

References (3)

Publisher
Emerald Publishing
Copyright
Copyright © Emerald Group Publishing Limited
ISSN
0022-0418
DOI
10.1108/eb026223
Publisher site
See Article on Publisher Site

Abstract

A previous study of notation in classification appeared in this journal in 1952 ref. 1. I there considered what functions notational symbols actually serve in existing systems of classification, and how the structure of the symbols is related to the functions served. I showed that a classification symbol serves three purposes a to represent a term, b to locate it among a mass of other terms, and c to indicate relations between the terms symbolized. The first two purposes can be readily fulfilled by using any symbols which can be arranged in a unique linear order. It is the need to indicate relations between terms which has created the complex structure of modern classification symbols.

Journal

Journal of DocumentationEmerald Publishing

Published: Feb 1, 1956

There are no references for this article.