Thesaurus Construction and Use: A Practical Manual

Thesaurus Construction and Use: A Practical Manual

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By (author) Jean Aitchison, By (author) Alan Gilchrist, By (author) David Bawden

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  • Publisher: Europa Publications Ltd
  • Format: Paperback | 240 pages
  • Dimensions: 208mm x 294mm x 14mm | 880g
  • Publication date: 31 December 2000
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0851424465
  • ISBN 13: 9780851424460
  • Edition: 4, Revised
  • Edition statement: 4th Revised edition
  • Illustrations note: bibliography, index
  • Sales rank: 885,572

Product 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.

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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.