[Tagging] tagging laboratories

Martin Koppenhoefer dieterdreist at gmail.com
Mon Mar 4 10:25:32 UTC 2019

Am Mo., 4. März 2019 um 09:37 Uhr schrieb Warin <61sundowner at gmail.com>:

> These can be commercialfirms, part of the government, or part of a
> university etc.
> They usually specialise in one field so will need sub tags.

I would question whether we put all kind of "laboratory" into the same
category and distinguish them by subtags. There are too many different kind
of things that could be subsummized as "laboratory". Think about eletronic
laboratories, chemistry research labs, biochemical labs, labs for human
healtcare analytics, etc.
First distinction could be "research lab" vs. "analytical lab" vs. maybe
more types, and these should IMHO become main tags, not subtags.

There is also some potential confusion with the word "laboratory" being
used as a hyped name for workspace where you would not expect it, e.g.
software laboratory, architectural design laboratory, art laboratory, etc.
So we would need some definition, what the criterion for "laboratory" is
(or is it the name?).

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