Arts and Recreation

The Design Intent Ontology

"The Design Intent Ontology (DIO) is a generic ontology that provides the conceptualisation needed to capture the knowledge generated during various phases of the overall design lifecycle. It provides definitions for design artifacts such as requirements, designs, design issues, solutions, justifications and evidence and relationships between them to represent the design process and how these things lead to design outcomes. It draws upon the paradigms of IBIS(Issue Based Information System), argumentation and design rationale.

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Taxonomy of Horror Sub-Genres

"I’ve broken the horror genre down into 10 sub-genres and 3 additional non-sub-genre classifications. Each page includes a full breakdown of the category with descriptions for each classification. Additionally, each classification includes a list of films that exemplify that particular corner of the horror genre. This is an ongoing project, so individual pages and lists will open as I complete them."

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Classification of Musical Instruments

"The MIMO (Musical Instrument Museums Online) project has created a single access point to digital content and information on the collections of musical instruments held in a consortium of European museums. (...) The MIMO project has also involved the revision of the Hornbostel Sachs classification of musical instruments, with the main aim of classifying instruments such those in the new Electrophones class 5, invented since the publication of the original scheme of 1914 by Erich M. von Hornbostel and Curt Sachs. A number of scholars have at various times revised or extended the scheme.

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British Catalogue of Music Classification

"The British Catalogue of Music Classification (BCM Classification) is a faceted classification that was commissioned from E. J. Coates by the Council of the British National Bibliography to organize the content of the British Catalogue of Music. The published schedule (1960) was considerably expanded by Patrick Mills of the British Library up until its use was abandoned in 1998. Entries in the catalogue were organized by BCM classmark from the catalogue's inception in 1957 until 1982.

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Yosemite Decimal System

"The Yosemite Decimal System (YDS) is a three-part system used for rating the difficulty of walks, hikes, and climbs. It is primarily used by mountaineers in the United States and Canada. The Class 5 portion of the Class scale is primarily a rock climbing classification system, while the Classes 1-3 are used mainly in hiking and trail running. Originally the system was a single-part classification system. In recent years, Grade and Protection categories were added to the system. The new categories do not apply to every climb and usage varies widely.

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Romanesque Art

"Throughout the 11th and 12th centuries there was a growing spirit of religious fervour in Europe. Groups of pilgrims embarked upon journeys to holy sites and the Crusades were organized to set the Holy Land free from the Muslims. At the same time, more and more devotees renounced the mundane world to retire into religious communities called monasteries. Soon monks gained great influence on all aspects of contemporary society.

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AFEMS Glossary

"The Glossary presented in this part of the website has been compiled by AFEMS’s Technical Committee on the base of its practical experience and intends to provide an operative support to the Member of the Association dealing with the proper definition of technical words in the most common EU languages.
It is not a comprehensive instrument, because it doesn’t cover the full range of terms used in our industry and the term’s definitions could be subject in the time to further change and refinement. The Glossary doesn’t intend to provide any legal definition of the terms included."

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Star Trek Spectral Classification

"Stars can generally be classified by their color. A purple star is always Class O, a yellow star is always Class G. However, there can be vast differences within each class. Most Class M stars are tiny and don't emit much light... however, many K- and G-type stars can evolve into red giants. That makes them Class M, but they are NOTHING like the tiny stars that make up the vast majority of Class M stars. Since most stars spend most of their lives on the Main Sequence, the descriptions on this page can be applied to the majority of stars.

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