Hierarchy Mappings

n.

Pronunciation

/ˈhaɪəˌrɑrki ˈmæpɪŋz/

Definition

A method used to compare the structure, categories and object classifications of two hierarchies.

Hierarchy Mappings connect multiple hierarchies by comparing the classification of products in both hierarchies. Both hierarchies are represented as trees, and lines connect terminal nodes from different hierarchies containing the same products. Hierarchy Mapping is useful to show the relationship between hierarchies. It can also illustrate structural and classification changes from an old to new hierarchy.

Category

Hierarchy

Related Terms

Hierarchy

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