thesaurus

Building Relationships

By |February 24th, 2016|News, semantic, Taxonomy|0 Comments

Merriam Webster’s definition of thesaurus is “a book in which words that have the same or similar meanings are grouped together”. Like words themselves, […]

Data Harmony Users Group in the Rear View Mirror

By |February 15th, 2016|Access Insights, Featured, Taxonomy|0 Comments

The 12th annual Data Harmony Users Group (DHUG) has come and gone. Twenty-five attendees joined the Access Innovations staff last week to hear case […]

Taxonomies That Work

By |February 12th, 2016|Access Insights, News, Taxonomy|0 Comments

Ian Matzen from America’s Test Kitchen – home of the well known television show and foodie paradise – spoke to the Data Harmony Users […]

Express Yourself

By |December 15th, 2015|News, Term lists|Comments Off on Express Yourself

Express yourself may have been Madonna’s instructions but it also comes from our parents, grandparents, and especially our teachers. Middle school teachers, apparently, are holding […]

Choosing Terms for a Taxonomy or Other Controlled Vocabulary

By |September 21st, 2015|Access Insights, Featured, Term lists|Comments Off on Choosing Terms for a Taxonomy or Other Controlled Vocabulary

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New Education Series Available

By |September 14th, 2015|News|Comments Off on New Education Series Available

The National Federation of Advanced Information Services (NFAIS) will launch its new virtual education series on September 22, 2015. The first session, Content Strategy […]

Choosing Non-Preferred (and Preferred) Terms for a Thesaurus

By |September 7th, 2015|Access Insights, Featured, Taxonomy, Term lists|Comments Off on Choosing Non-Preferred (and Preferred) Terms for a Thesaurus

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Synonyms and other non-preferred terms are largely what make a taxonomy (or other controlled vocabulary) a […]

The Thesaurus as a Domain Model in the Modern World

By |July 20th, 2015|Access Insights, Featured, Taxonomy|Comments Off on The Thesaurus as a Domain Model in the Modern World

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Nowadays, taxonomies and thesauri are used largely for web navigation and for information search and retrieval. It wasn’t always that way. In fact, […]