SIGIA-L Mail Archives: Re: SIGIA-L: thesaurus standard - free!
Re: SIGIA-L: thesaurus standard - free!
From: Andrew McNaughton (andrew_at_scoop.co.nz)
Date: Thu Mar 21 2002 - 00:30:59 EST
Could you expand on the split you see here? I tend to see faceted
classification in terms of the relationship between resources and
vocabulary terms rather than in the relationship between terms and other
It's worth keeping in mind that the goal of having a common standard for
thesauri is to be able to share our thesauri. Without the
inter-operability requirement, there's little reason to follow a standard
(though it might still represent a guideline to best practice). Keeping
things simple is important for inter-operability, and this is reflected in
On Wed, 20 Mar 2002 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 words.
> 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 others:
> >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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