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This page provides an overview of 80 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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Knowledge Management

Sheila Corrall asks if 'knowledge management' is a new phrase in place of 'information management', or a new concept altogether.

December 1998, issue18, feature article

Knowledge Management in the Perseus Digital Library

Jeffrey Rydberg-Cox on the Perseus Project's new knowledge management and digital delivery tools.

September 2000, issue25, feature article

Lost in the JISC Information Environment

Tony Ross gives a personal reflection on his intellectual struggle to comprehend the JISC Information Environment.

July 2008, issue56, feature article

Metadata Wanted for the Evanescent Library

John MacColl reports on Schemas and Ontologies: Building a Semantic Infrastructure for the GRID and Digital Libraries: a one-day workshop at the e-Science Institute, May 2003.

July 2003, issue36, event report

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

MIDRIB: Beyond Clip Art for Medicine

Betsy Anagnostelis and Sue Welsh describe the recent launch of the MIDRIB (Medical Images Digitised Reference Information Bank) project, and describe the medical image resource the project will create.

May 1997, issue9, feature article

Moving Towards Interoperability: Experiences of the Archives Hub

Jane Stevenson and Bethan Ruddock describe the work that the Archives Hub team has been doing to promote the sharing of content.

April 2010, issue63, feature article

Multi-media and Image Handling: The future is Textless

Marieke Napier on a DTI multimedia day in London in November 2001.

January 2002, issue30, event report

Net Gains for Digital Researchers

Amy Friedlander, the editor of D-Lib, looks at, and towards, some of the benefits of the Web and digital technology towards how we do and present research.

September 1996, issue5, feature article

NetLab's Digital Library Gâteau

Jessica Lindholm reports from the conference "NetLab and friends: Tribute and outlook after 10 years of digital library development". The conference was held in Lund, Sweden 10-12 April 2002.

July 2002, issue32, feature article

News and Events

Ariadne presents a brief summary of news and events.

April 2003, issue35, news and events

News and Events

Ariadne presents a brief summary of news and events.

April 2008, issue55, news and events

Newsline: News You Can Use

Ariadne presents a brief summary of news and events.

June 2000, issue24, news and events

Newsline: News You Can Use

Ariadne presents a brief summary of news and events.

June 2001, issue28, news and events

OMNI: Organising Medical Networked Information

Frank Norman, project co-ordinator, describes OMNI, what it can do for you (and you for it). OMNI is an eLib project from the Access to Network Resources programme area. It consists of a well-maintained and expanding database of medical and health resources that can be accessed through JANET/Internet. This database can be searched, via a World Wide Web browser; in addition, catalogues of the resources are available for browsing.

January 1996, issue1, project update

Personalization of Web Services: Opportunities and Challenges

Monica Bonett gives an overview of personalization on the World Wide Web and discusses ideas for development within resource discovery systems.

June 2001, issue28, feature article

Planet SOSIG

Justine Kitchen of the Resource Discovery Network Centre reports on the recent SOSIG relaunch, and Debra Hiom explores New Learning and Teaching Support Networks in the Social Sciences

March 2000, issue23, regular column

Planet SOSIG: Asking Questions - The CASS Social Survey Question Bank

Adam Guy writes about the Question Bank service.

December 1999, issue22, regular column

Planet SOSIG: Politically Correct - Editing the Politics Section of SOSIG

Heather Dawson from The British Library of Political and Economic Science talks about her role as a SOSIG Section Editor.

January 1998, issue13, regular column

Planet SOSIG: The New SOSIG Interface

Tracey Hooper describes the new interface and features of SOSIG, the premier Web-based subject gateway for the Social Sciences.

July 1997, issue10, regular column

RDN: Resource Discovery Network

Alistair Dunning reviews the launch of the RDN (Resource Discovery Network)

December 1999, issue22, feature article

SEAMLESS: Introduction to the Project

Mary Rowlatt describes SEAMLESS, the Essex-based project.

March 1999, issue19, feature article

Search Engines

Phil Bradley casts his eye over image search engines.

October 2005, issue45, regular column

Search Engines: The Relevance of Underpants to Searching the Web

Phil Bradley explores search engine ranking techniques.

June 2000, issue24, regular column

Search Engines: Why Ask Me, and Does 'X' Mark the Spot?

Phil Bradley takes a look at different versions of Ask to see how it is developing and looks at how it is emerging from its servant roots.

April 2007, issue51, feature article

Serving Services in Web 2.0

Theo van Veen shows with the help of an example, how standardised descriptions of services can help users control the integration of services from different providers.

April 2006, issue47, feature article

SETIS: Electronic Texts at the University of Sydney Library

Creagh Cole describes a project dedicated to providing in-house access to a large number of electronic texts on CD-ROM.

March 1997, issue8, project update

Sharing History of Science and Medicine Gateway Metadata Using OAI-PMH

David Little outlines the resource sharing arrangements between the MedHist gateway and the Humbul hub, using the OAI Protocol for Metadata Harvesting, and some of the issues it has raised.

January 2003, issue34, feature article

Spinning a Semantic Web for Metadata: Developments in the IEMSR

Emma Tonkin and Alexey Strelnikov reflect on the experience of developing components for the Information Environment Metadata Schema Registry.

April 2009, issue59, feature article

Subject Portals

Judith Clark describes a three-year project to develop a set of subject portals as part of the Distributed National Electronic Resource (DNER) development programme.

October 2001, issue29, feature article

Supporting Creativity in Networked Environments: The COINE Project

Geoff Butters, Amanda Hulme and Peter Brophy describe an approach to enabling a wide range of users to create and share their own stories, thus contributing to the development of cultural heritage at the local level.

April 2007, issue51, feature article

Tap Into Bath

Alison Baud and Ann Chapman describe the development of a database of archive, library and museum collections in Bath.

July 2004, issue40, feature article

The AIM25 Project

Robert Baxter, Frances Blomeley and Rachel Kemsley present AIM25, a project providing electronic access to descriptions of archives held in various London institutions.

April 2002, issue31, feature article

The Filling in the PIE: HeadLine's Resource Data Model

John Paschoud explains the concepts of representation and use of metadata in the Resource Data Model (RDM) that has been developed by the HeadLine project.

March 2001, issue27, feature article

The KIDMM Community's 'MetaKnowledge Mash-up'

Conrad Taylor reports on the KIDMM knowledge community and its September 2007 one-day conference about data, information and knowledge management issues.

October 2007, issue53, event report

The Second Digital Repositories Programme Meeting

Julie Allinson and Mahendra Mahey report on a 2-day JISC Digital Repositories Meeting focusing on project clusters working together and other related issues held by JISC in Warwick, UK over 27-28 March 2006.

April 2006, issue47, event report

The Video Active Consortium: Europe's Television History Online

Johan Oomen and Vassilis Tzouvaras provide an insight into the background and development of the Video Active Portal which offers access to television heritage material from leading archives across Europe.

October 2007, issue53, feature article

Towards the Digital Aquifer: Introducing the Common Information Environment

Paul Miller discusses current efforts by UK agencies to collaborate on a Common Information Environment that meets the diverse needs of current and future consumers of digital content and services.

April 2004, issue39, feature article

Wire: Email Interview with Traugott Koch

Traugott Koch submits to an interview by email.

January 1996, issue1, regular column

World Wide Web Conference 2004

Dave Beckett reports on the international WWW2004 conference held in New York, 19-21 May 2004.

July 2004, issue40, event report

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