Pornography and Vernacular Thesauri

Peterme has a discussion on the topic of nomenclature and community-generated terminology prompted by Cynthia Ann Moya's paper and ASIS presentation on the subject of subject analysis of pornography in libraries and the Internet. Moya is concerned with "how librarians and other information professionals use specific tools and terms to organize their collections of “pornography” and other sexually explicit materials and specifically focuses on the terms, or subject headings, that librarians use when talking about 'pornography.'" Merholz suggests that web professionals could "...learn from how it's community operates, and wonder how such processes might relate to other, perhaps-less-prurient, realms." Specifically, the generation of terminology by members of a community is of interest.