what is a BSO Category (Staff: 'detailed categories for subject fields')
Thread poster: xxxBrandis
Local time: 23:40
English to German
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Jan 20, 2004

Hi all!

I have read all the Proz Website to understand this BSO Category? But failed to understand. Can someone give me the right hint understanding this? Thank you all in advance. Bandi

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Bob Kerns  Identity Verified
Local time: 23:40
Member (2002)
German to English
Read the FAQs Jan 20, 2004

The following explanation is provided in Section 4.5 of the ProZ FAQs:

What are BSO categories?

The Broad System of Ordering (BSO) is a subject classification system based on displayed knowledge organisation. This modern scheme puts forth a wheel-shaped skeleton of contiguous concepts upon which most subjects can be placed (once the flow of the wheel is understood).

A high-generality subset of the BSO categories is being integrated into ProZ.com with the following objectives:
* Providing a means of expressing specific areas of expertise in profiles and jobs
* Providing finer KudoZ categorization, enabling more targeted emailing and, eventually, member download of field-specific glossaries

All members are advised to enter BSO fields of expertise (working and interest) in their profile pages, in the expertise section. Also, whenever possible, BSO category should be entered at the time new KudoZ questions are posted.

More information about the Broad System of Ordering can be found at http://www.classbso.demon.co.uk/wwwpgaa.htm.

Regards from Germany
Bob Kerns

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