Originally answered Jan 13, 2018
According to Bob Bater, ?an ontology identifies and distinguishes concepts and their relationships; it describes content and relationships. A taxonomy formalizes the hierarchical relationships among concepts and specifies the term to be used to refer to each; it prescribes structure and terminology.?
According to Patrick Lambe in Defining ?Taxonomy?:
- A taxonomy is a form of classification scheme
- Taxonomies are semantic
- A taxonomy is a kind of knowledge map
- What is the Difference between Taxonomy and Ontology? It is a Matter of Complexity by Chantal Schweizer
- Classification Process and Taxonomy