Correct term for collating/summarizing/consolidating/inferring from below

Bryan Heidorn heidorn at ALEXIA.LIS.UIUC.EDU
Tue Mar 11 11:58:17 CET 2003

"Aggregate" when referring to moving shared characteristics up a level in
the taxonomy.

"Inherit" properties when going down the hierarchy.

Does "inherit" carry too much baggage from genetics and programming? It
might be good baggage to have.


At 06:38 PM 3/11/03 +0100, you wrote:
>(While I am still working on the Paris minutes and related documents,
>I would like to raise a minor point:)
>What term should we use for the process of inferring and collecting
>information from multiple descriptions into a generated description?
>Bob raised the point that "collation" may be inappropriate or
>Please take a look at:
>and send your comments to the list!
>thanks, Gregor
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