Well, but that would be backwards-oriented. A taxonomy is just a special case of a vocabulary, as is an ontology. So the term makes perfect sense. If you find other arguments despite assumed preferred terms, we can discuss, of course. But just going for the ease and thereby neglecting the upcoming work will just not work in the long term.
For me it is interesting to be able to see how we converse around definitions of terms. These are some of the most interesting discussions! We could also use these threads as de facto category Lounges for metadiscussions about the category itself.
It is important we don’t scrub conversations too much, so they become meaningless.
The distinction between Taxonomy and Vocabulary is one such example: intuitively we would prefer a more simple term for talking about something that is actually richer.
But we have to think the other way now. There is always more complexity to integrate.
Look at the
Within a graph of relations between Vocabularies, I could possibly explain the relations between the signifiers and the significants. Which is still a very positivist approach, if you’d ask me, but I couldn’t do so in the limited set of a
because it doesn’t allow serendipitious connections.