Thesaurus updating

Click on the thesaurus category heading under the button in an entry to see the synonyms and related words for that Blog A must for anyone with an interest in the changing face of language.

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It considers also how alphabetically arranged subject indexes may utilize controlled use of categorical (generically inclusive) and syntactic relations to produce similarly predictable locating and relating systems for IR.

The "about APT" page gives sound and useful advice not only on the use of this thesaurus but on indexing using any thesaurus Structured vocabularies for information retrieval — Guide — Part 1: Definitions, symbols and abbreviations / British Standards Institution. Automated classification tools can't solve today's large-scale web and intranet indexing challenges alone. But solutions that integrate human expertise with software products such as Interwoven's Metatagger and Autonomy's Categorizer can provide real value and savings.

British standard guide to establishment and development of monolingual thesauri / British Standards Institution. British standard recommendations for examining documents, determining their subjects and selecting indexing terms / British Standards Institution. Perhaps common sense, but essential if we are ever to realize the vision of the digital library as "an organized, selected or managed body of information." - Abstract by Lisa Yesson from Current Cites Vol.9, no.10 October 1998This paperback was published in October 2004 and and represents the most recent addition to classification text books. - (The Kluwer International Series in Engineering and Computer Science ; vol.278) This text presents an automated method for creating a first-draft thesaurus from raw text.

At the end I have given a few references on the following: In the excitement of the "dot-com" rush of the 1990's, many Web sites were developed that provided information retrieval capabilities poorly or sub-optimally. — Part 5: Exchange formats and protocols for Interoperability / British Standards Institution. The methodology employed is a standard technique for the building of a thesaurus that incidentally creates a compatible classification or taxonomy, both of which may be used in a variety of ways for document or information management. The techniques are tested on 20 different corpora ranging from baseball newsgroups, assassination archives, medical X-ray reports, abstracts on AIDS, to encyclopedia articles on animals, even on the text of the book itself.

Suggestions are made for improvements in the design of Web information retrieval in seven areas. ISBN: 0-938734-80-6 Price: .00 Related fields such as computer science, linguistics, education, and economics are examined. - [Publishers' Web site] Exploiting LCSH, LCC, and DDC to retrieve networked resources : issues and challenges / Lois Mai Chan. The corpora range from 40,000 to 6 million characters of text, and results are presented for each in appendices.

90% of the time, speakers of English use just 7,500 words in speech and writing.

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