Taxonomy for the ICOLS Lexicon
have resolved that the Roman alphabet shall be re-ordered for the
ICOLS Lexicon to refer to the sum of human knowledge which the ICOLS
Lexicon will no doubt encompass.
have applied a set of questions to the letters of the Roman alphabet
in an attempt to derive a meaningful order. The process derives
from cladistics, the process of arriving at a definition through
a series of binary questions.
questions are drawn from Dewey Decimal Classification 21, one question
in order from each of the ten major groupings of the sum of human
knowledge, to provide a fair sample of all possible viewpoints from
which to approach the subject. Each question provokes a positive
or negative response from each letter, the resultant groupings being
in turn subjected to the following question. As individual letters
are isolated across the spectrum of similarity within ever-decreasing
groups they are added in order to the alphabet. The questions were
selected at random from my head.
am sure you will all agree that the resulting alphabet order is
more meaningful and will be a great promoter of world peace.