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Iconclass is a specialized library classification designed for art and iconography. It was originally conceived by Henri van de Waal, and was further developed by a group of scholars after his death. The Iconclass system is probably the largest classification system for cultural content. Initially designed for historical imagery, it is now also used to create subject access to texts and to classify a wide range of images, including modern photography. At the moment it contains over 28,000 unique concepts (classification types) and has an entry vocabulary of 14,000 keywords. It can be consulted with the help of the freely available Iconclass 2100 browser. Iconclass was developed in the Netherlands as a standard classification for recording collections, with the idea of assembling huge databases that will allow the retrieval of images featuring particular details, subjects or other common factors. (Excerpt from Wikipedia article: Iconclass)

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  • Number of articles referring to 'iconclass': 1 (0.1% of published articles)
  • Total references to 'iconclass' across all Ariadne articles: 2
  • Average number of references to 'iconclass' per Ariadne article: 2.00
  • Earliest Ariadne article referring to 'iconclass': 2000-03
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  1. paul miller (see articles on this topic by this author)

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I Say What I Mean, but Do I Mean What I Say?

Paul Miller reports on the latest MODELS workshop, and looks at the need for controlled terminologies and thesauri.

March 2000, issue23, feature article

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