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David Bigwood

In describing the deferences between our tools and tagging she mentions the control of terms used. She neglects to mention the sturcture they make available. BT, NT and RT are important tools for navigation of an information space and those are also lost in tagging. I feel that is an even grater loss than term control. Algorithms seem to be able to do clustering of like terms OK.

I think tagging has a place, but it should not be seen, in any way, as a replacement for structured controlled terms.

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