Thesaurus Construction and Use A Practical Manual

ISBN-10: 0851424465

ISBN-13: 9780851424460

Edition: 4th 2000 (Revised)

Authors: Jean Aitchison, Alan Gilchrist, David Bawden

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Written by leading experts in the field, this practical guide to the construction of thesauri for use in information retrieval includes topics such as planning and design; vocabulary control; specificity and compound terms; structure and relationships; auxiliary retrieval devices; multilingual thesauri; AAT Compound Term Rules; and many more. The US ANSI/NISO Z39.19 Thesaurus construction standard is also covered.
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Book details

List price: $125.95
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Group
Publication date: 12/31/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 240
Size: 8.25" wide x 12.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.496
Language: English

After many years lecturing with the University of London (at the London School of Economics and Political Science), Jean Aitchison was Professor of Language and Communication at the University of Oxford (1993 2003) and is now an Emeritus Professor. She is the author of a number of books on language, including The Language Web (Cambridge University Press, 1997).

Acknowledgements
Introduction
Nature, purposes and uses of thesauri
Planning and design of thesauri
Standards for thesaurus construction and development
Vocabulary control
Specificity and compound terms
Structure and relationships
Auxiliary retrieval devices
Thesaurus displays
Multilingual thesauri
Construction techniques
Thesaurus management
Thesaurus reconciliation and integration
AAT Compound Term Rules
Bibliography
Index
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