SIGIA-L Mail Archives: Re: SIGIA-L: thesaurus standard - free!
Re: SIGIA-L: thesaurus standard - free!
From: Victor Lombardi (victorlombardi_at_yahoo.com)
Date: Wed Mar 20 2002 - 19:42:27 EST
Do you think enumerative and synthetic thesauri are
different tools for different tasks or do you think
one is always better than the other?
--- lchan_at_mywhine.com wrote:
> Also keep in mind that there are two schools of
> thought behind
> Thesauri development: enumerative(a-z) and
> synthetic(faceted). I've
> gone through this book and I still believe the
> ANSI/NISO standard is
> so limited in definining relationships between
> Just my $0.02.
> On Wed, 20 Mar 2002 16:54:09 -0500
> Victor Lombardi <victorlombardi_at_yahoo.com> wrote:
> >In his seminar on controlled vocabularies, Peter
> Morville mentions
> >the ANSI/NISO standard "Guidelines for the
> Construction, Format, and
> >Management of Monolingual Thesauri". It usually
> costs US $55 for the
> >printed version, but there's a PDF version that the
> folks at NISO
> >Headquarters confirm is free, along with several
> >Thanks to Andrew Otwell for the link.
> >btw, in her IA Summit talk Amy Warner warned that
> the standard
> >doesn't cover every case of how you might want to
> implement thesauri
> >on the Internet, fyi.
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