Essential Thesaurus Construction

Author:   Vanda Broughton
Publisher:   Facet Publishing
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9781856049849


Pages:   304
Publication Date:   31 December 2013
Format:   Electronic book text
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Author:   Vanda Broughton
Publisher:   Facet Publishing
Imprint:   Facet Publishing
ISBN:  

9781856049849


ISBN 10:   1856049841
Pages:   304
Publication Date:   31 December 2013
Audience:   College/higher education ,  Professional and scholarly ,  Tertiary & Higher Education ,  Professional & Vocational
Format:   Electronic book text
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   In Print   Availability explained
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Table of Contents

1. What is a thesaurus? 2. Tools for subject access and retrieval 3. What a thesaurus is used for 4. Why use a thesaurus? 5. Types of thesaurus 6. The format of a thesaurus 7. Building a thesaurus 1: vocabulary collection 8. Vocabulary control 1: selection of terms 9. Vocabulary control 2: form of entry 10. Building a thesaurus 2: term extraction from document titles 11. Building a thesaurus 3: vocabulary analysis 12. The thesaural relationships 13. Building a thesaurus 4: introducing internal structure 14. Building a thesaurus 5: imposing hierarchy 15. Building a thesaurus 6: compound subjects and citation order 16. Building a thesaurus 7: conversion of the taxonomy to alphabetical format 17. Building a thesaurus 8: creating the thesaurus records 18. Managing and maintaining the thesaurus: thesaurus software 19. Conclusion 20. Glossary 21. Bibliography Appendix 1. Sample titles for thesaurus vocabulary Appendix 2. Sample terms for the thesaurus Appendix 3. Facets at stage 1 of analysis Appendix 4. Facets at stage 2 of analysis Appendix 5. Completed systematic display Appendix 6. Thesaurus entries for sample page.

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...Essential Thesaurus Construction will surely be of great value to the community of present and future information professionals. - Library Review


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Vanda Broughton MA DipLib is a Lecturer in Library and Information Studies at the School of Library, Archive and Information Studies, University College London. She has taught, written and led training courses on thesauri for many years. She is joint editor of the new edition of the Bliss Bibliographic Classification scheme, is a member of the UDC revision working group, and also of the UK Classification Research Group.

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