Re: The future of meta-indices/libraries

Daniel W. Connolly (
Thu, 17 Mar 1994 20:43:31 --100

In message <>, David Kulp writes:
>> I think a simple "standardised" classification system using the
>> meta-info for Internet resources would make it easy to bootstrap
>> topic curators (or their moral equivalent). It also conjures up
>> amusing pictures of intelligent clients which used the
>> classification info to weed out (say) unwanted hits in search
>> results - a la Usenet killfiles!
>> Martin
>I agree with Martin. Instead of relying on information curators to
>organize information in an ad-hoc manner, why not set-up an initial
>very detailed full tree and ask information providers to climb
>this standard tree, hanging their ornaments on the proper,
>accepted branches.

The USENET newsgroup hierarchy is handy. It's widely deployed, with
all the right mechanisms for expanding it, etc. The granularity is
perhaps too coarse, but it's there...