thesaurus

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, […]

A Word By Any Other Name

By |July 16th, 2015|News|Comments Off on A Word By Any Other Name

The Beatles just may cringe a little if they were still together. A humorous, tongue-in-cheek parody based on a song of theirs (I Am […]

The Alpha and Omega

By |July 9th, 2015|News, reference|Comments Off on The Alpha and Omega

The origins of words have long intrigued me. If you watched My Big Fat Greek Wedding, you already know that the origins of all […]

Smart Thesauri: Using Taxonomies with Linked Data

By |July 6th, 2015|Access Insights, Featured, Taxonomy|Comments Off on Smart Thesauri: Using Taxonomies with Linked Data

Note: A full version of this article is scheduled to be published in an upcoming issue of the IKO eNewsletter.

As interest in Linked Data […]

Down the Rabbit Hole

By |June 8th, 2015|Access Insights, Featured, Taxonomy|Comments Off on Down the Rabbit Hole

As many readers know, the main U.S. standard for taxonomies, thesauri, and other controlled vocabularies is ANSI/NISO Z39.19, Guidelines for the Construction, Format, and […]

Depth of Classifications

By |May 1st, 2015|News, Taxonomy|Comments Off on Depth of Classifications

We know that when a taxonomy is well-designed and rooted in standards, it can make finding your content easy and thorough. However, the meaning of the word ‘taxonomy’ is often confused with that for ‘classification’ or even ‘thesaurus’.

You Can Help

By |April 20th, 2015|News, Taxonomy|Comments Off on You Can Help

AGROVOC is a controlled vocabulary covering all areas of interest of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations. It is published by FAO and edited by a community of experts.

Agricultural Thesaurus and Glossary Input Invited

By |April 16th, 2015|News, reference|Comments Off on Agricultural Thesaurus and Glossary Input Invited

The National Agriculture Library is seeking your input on the Agriculture Thesaurus and Glossary. The thesaurus and glossary were first released by the National Agricultural Library in 2002.