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In search of domain specific standard categories: A case study from cell biology

Debabrata Maity, Bidyarthi Dutta


Cell biology (CB) is one of the important branches of modern-day biology, which deals with the structure and function of cells. Facet analytical approach is one of the classical approaches of knowledge organization (KO). A total number of 1113 focus terms or isolates have been obtained from the 25 top-cited articles from the domain of CB. These isolates are categorized according to the categories of some selected classificationists to test the applicability of those categories to the domain of CB in the present-day context. Finally a list of standard categories has been compiled for the domain of CB.

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