Diving more deeply into facets

How do you say faceted classification in Italiano? Classificazione/indicizzazione a faccette. One of the small facts I've culled out of the faceted classfication list.

Discussion is heating up a little and Kathry La Barre is dropping science on us. The great advantage in having PhDs and doctoral students discussing on the list is that a thorough understanding of the facet analysis and classification literature can inform practice. Already there is a great need to really define and understand what facet analysis is, what facet classification is, how they are done, etc. This is one case where I think it is necessary to be pedantic because I fear that misunderstanding of the terms may result in incompletely executed implementations that call themselves faceted classification systems. Before we start to throw these terms around liberally in meetings with decision makers, we should be sure we know what we are talking about and be able to answer the most basic as well as the more difficult questions about what facet analysis and classification is and how it will positively effect the user experience.

As someone who thought himself to have a very fundamental understanding of these concepts, the discussion of facet analysis and classification in the past year has done more to confuse these concepts than to clarify them in my opinion, and for that reason, I am glad that this new list was created. There seems to be a great desire to get the outcome of facet analysis -- the browsable faceted interface like Flamenco, but there hasn't been a lot of discussion about how the method of facet analysis takes place. The terms have not even been defined clearly enough in my opinion. I have heard them defined and discussed well in presentations, but we need the terms and the methodologies to approach facet analysis better summarized in accessible articles that can help practicing IAs.