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.