Facet analytical theory (FAT) is used to design a new classification system for humanities.

Why a new classification?

- to provide stakeholders in the wide area of humanities with a freely available robust indexing tool that lends itself to automation easily and that can serve the following purposes

  • enable browsing and searching across subject areas of humanities
  • enable different kinds of display and collection presentation (choice of facets and order of facets, showing or hiding notation, expanding or collapsing the range of facets or facet hierarchy)
  • be suitable for traditional, digital or hybrid collections (by providing for traditional as well as digital media)
  • be used on any level of specificity without limitation
  • be expandable with vocabulary from other systems (e.g. geographical data)
  • serve as a good basis for thesaurus creation
  • be easy to map to indexing systems already in use in the collections (AHDS and Humbul)
  • be manageable within the portal architecture e.g. have transportable and shareable authority data that can serve as an intelligent cataloguing/classification mapping tool or as a basis for the future automation of indexing

See more about project outcomes!

 Latest News
FAT-HUM framework diagram
FAT-HUM system description
Database search/browse
Database tool description
 Project Partners
Humbul Humanities Hub

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