In faceted classification systems, the attributes of the items are grouped into multiple orthogonal categories called “facets.” For example, a database of books might have a Year facet to group together publications from the same year, and a Genre facet exposing attribute values like “fiction,” “his-tory,” or “education.” Providing multiple ways to reach items by presenting several facets simultaneously alleviates the drawbacks of any single categorization scheme.

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