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Type-based organization is one of the fundamental organizing principles of subject wikis. The core idea is that the organization and structuring of individual articles, as well as the relations between articles, should be based on the type of terms/facts the articles deal with.

For instance, all articles that deal with cities should follow a certain broad structural outline. Here, the type -- city, determines the way the article is structured as well as the way it is linked and related to other parts of the wiki.

Implementing type-based organization successfully requires good mechanisms for identifying type in a strong logical sense as well as clear ideas on how the type of an article determines its structuring.