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Thesaurus Construction and Use: A Practical Manual
     

Thesaurus Construction and Use: A Practical Manual

by Jean Aitchison, Alan Gilchrist, David Bawden
 
Written by leading experts in the field, this practical guide to the construction of thesauri for use in information retrieval includes topics such as planning and design; vocabulary control; specificity and compound terms; structure and relationships; auxiliary retrieval devices; multilingual thesauri; AAT Compound Term Rules; and many more. The US ANSI/NISO Z39.19

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Written by leading experts in the field, this practical guide to the construction of thesauri for use in information retrieval includes topics such as planning and design; vocabulary control; specificity and compound terms; structure and relationships; auxiliary retrieval devices; multilingual thesauri; AAT Compound Term Rules; and many more. The US ANSI/NISO Z39.19 Thesaurus construction standard is also covered.

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This handbook on thesaurus construction outlines the purposes and uses of thesauri, the planning and design of thesauri, and the standards for thesaurus construction and development. It also discusses specific elements of thesaurus construction, like vocabulary control, specificity and compound terms, structure and relationships, auxiliary retrieval devises, displays, reconciliation and integration. Consideration is also given to issues of thesaurus management, and the demands of multilingual thesauri. An appendix features the AAT Compound Term Rules. Aitchison and Gilchrist are each consultants. Bawden teaches information science at City University London. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781579582739
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
11/01/1900
Edition description:
REVISED
Pages:
230
Product dimensions:
8.39(w) x 11.90(h) x 0.80(d)

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