Originally answered Jul 9, 2018

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Limits

  1. Lack of structure
  2. Proliferation of duplicates, misspellings, and inconsistencies
  3. Lack of control over term creation in many systems

Overcoming Limits

  1. Provide lists of newly-created terms to administrators, and allow terms to be edited, merged, and deleted by administrators
  2. Use type-ahead completion to show existing terms and encourage users to reuse them by easily selecting one of those terms
  3. Suggest existing alternatives before creating new terms

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