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Thesaurus Construction and Use: A Practical Manual

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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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Overview

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)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781579582739
  • Publisher: Fitzroy Dearborn Publishers, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 11/1/1900
  • Edition description: REVISED
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 230
  • Product dimensions: 8.39 (w) x 11.90 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements ix
Introduction xiii
Section A Nature, purposes and uses of thesauri 1
Section B Planning and design of thesauri 5
Section C Standards for thesaurus construction and development 15
Section D Vocabulary control 17
Section E Specificity and compound terms 37
Section F Structure and relationships 49
Section G Auxiliary retrieval devices 85
Section H Thesaurus displays 95
Section I Multilingual thesauri 139
Section J Construction techniques 145
Section K Thesaurus management 169
Section L Thesaurus reconciliation and integration 173
Appendix A AAT Compound Term Rules 185
Bibliography 191
Index 205
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