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SUAREZ SANCHEZ, Adriana  and  LOPEZ HERNANDEZ, Arlin. Digital taxonomies: theoretical fundamentals and construction methodology. E-Ciencias de la Información [online]. 2020, vol.10, n.1, pp.87-108. ISSN 1659-4142.

The article analyzes digital taxonomies from the librarianship perspective. Its objective was to build a digital taxonomy about “Solar System” knowledge area that can be implemented as hierarchical-visual subject access system for a set of digital information resources stored in a website. The methodology used to build the taxonomy was a proposal based on two relevant methodologies about the topic. It was found that taxonomies are a Knowledge Organization Systems (KOS) that, due to its representational and organizer potential, have migrated to the space of Networked Knowledge Organization Systems (NKOS), whose tasks on the web are associated, among many applications, to the indexing and classification of information resources. It is concluded that the theoretical and applied knowledge of digital taxonomies is a priority for information professionals who every day deals with challenges related to the organization of information sources inserted in the World Wide Web.

Keywords : Digital taxonomies; Documental Languages; Knowledge Organization Systems; Information Retrieval.

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