n the computer science world, they’ve been moving extremely heavily into schema-agnostic databases and away from curated classification systems , which is useful in some ways and in others missing a lot. Dewey is something I memorized as a kid which is why I hang onto it although it screams 19th century. It gets harder and harder to find too many resources with it online; it’s considered passe. It’s popular in Germany and India but in the USA less and less usage. I love a good rosetta stone. Between Library of Congress system, FAST subject headings, DDC and book titles/author, there’s http://classify.oclc.org/classify2/ClassifyDemo which is a really need way to get a sense of their thinking. I’ve gotten used to Google “guessing” what I meant now, although I sometimes miss the specificity I’d work with using various boolean combinations back in the old days. Having to trust their AI educated guesses is a different relationship between human and computer than I’m used to but I’m getting there.

n the computer science world, they’ve been moving extremely heavily into schema-agnostic databases and away from curated classification systems , which is useful in some ways and in others missing a lot.
Dewey is something I memorized as a kid which is why I hang onto it although it screams 19th century. It gets harder and harder to find too many resources with it online; it’s considered passe. It’s popular in Germany and India but in the USA less and less usage.
I love a good rosetta stone. Between Library of Congress system, FAST subject headings, DDC and book titles/author, there’s http://classify.oclc.org/classify2/ClassifyDemo which is a really need way to get a sense of their thinking.
I’ve gotten used to Google “guessing” what I meant now, although I sometimes miss the specificity I’d work with using various boolean combinations back in the old days. Having to trust their AI educated guesses is a different relationship between human and computer than I’m used to but I’m getting there.
I can usually find what I’m looking for quickly enough; I like their sentence prediction engines, particularly now that it remembers bits of the searches I did in the last couple of minutes and tries adding stuff on; their system is similar to the prediction engine used by Hawking but it’s better.
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