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This page provides an overview of 2 articles related to 'thesaurus', listing most recently updated content first. Note that filters may be applied to display a sub-set of articles in this category (see FAQs on filtering for usage tips). Select this link to remove all filters.

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A thesaurus is a reference work that lists words grouped together according to similarity of meaning (containing synonyms and sometimes antonyms), in contrast to a dictionary, which contains definitions and pronunciations. In Information Science, Library Science, and Information Technology, specialized thesauri are designed for information retrieval. They are a type of controlled vocabulary, for indexing or tagging purposes. Such a thesaurus can be used as the basis of an index for online material. The Art and Architecture Thesaurus, for example, is used to index the Canadian Information retrieval thesauri are formally organized so that existing relationships between concepts are made explicit. As a result, they are more complex than simpler controlled vocabularies such as authority lists and synonym rings. Each term is placed in context, allowing a user to distinguish between "bureau" the office and "bureau" the furniture. Following international standards, they are generally arranged hierarchically by themes, topics or facets. Unlike a literary thesaurus, these specialized thesauri typically focus on one discipline, subject or field of study. In information technology, a thesaurus represents a database or list of semantically orthogonal topical search keys. In the field of Artificial Intelligence, a thesaurus may sometimes be referred to as an ontology. (Excerpt from Wikipedia article: Thesaurus)

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Metadata related to 'thesaurus' (as derived from all content tagged with this term):

  • Number of articles referring to 'thesaurus': 80 (4.6% of published articles)
  • Total references to 'thesaurus' across all Ariadne articles: 230
  • Average number of references to 'thesaurus' per Ariadne article: 2.88
  • Earliest Ariadne article referring to 'thesaurus': 1996-01
  • Trending factor of 'thesaurus': 230 (see FAQs on monitoring of trends)

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Top authors

Ariadne contributors most frequently referring to 'thesaurus':

  1. paul miller (see articles on this topic by this author)
  2. leonard will (see articles on this topic by this author)
  3. tracey hooper (see articles on this topic by this author)
  4. rachel kemsley (see articles on this topic by this author)
  5. emma tonkin (see articles on this topic by this author)

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Metadata: Cataloguing Theory and Internet Subject-based Information Gateways

Ann Chapman, Michael Day, and Debra Hiom compare library cataloguing concepts and ROADS Template creation.

December 1998, issue18, regular column

Book Review: Information Science in Transition

Michael Day reviews an edited volume published to commemorate the founding of the Institute of Information Scientists in 1958.

April 2010, issue63, review

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