4th Edition

Thesaurus Construction and Use
A Practical Manual




ISBN 9780851424460
Published December 1, 2000 by Routledge
232 Pages

USD $145.00

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Book Description

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

Table of Contents

Nature, purposes and uses of thesauri; planning and design of thesauri; standards for thesaurus construction and development; vocabulary control; specificity and compound terms; structure and relationships; auxiliary retrieval deviced; thesaurus displays; multilingual thesauri; construction techniques; thesaurus management; thesaurus reconciliation and integration; AAT compound term rules.

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