Definition - thesaurus, Humanities

Definition 

There are a  number of definitions of  'thesaurus'  provided by different experts and organisations. The most comprehensive one has been provided by the International Standards Organisation (ISO) as the basis of structure and functions of a thesaurus. In terms of functions, it states "a thesaurus is a terminological control device used in translating from the natural language of documents, indexers or users into a more constrained 'system language' (documentation language, information language)". In terms of structure, the Standard says,  "a thesaurus is a controlled and dynamic vocabulary of semantically and generically related terms which covers a specific domain of knowledge". 

In short, a thesaurus may be defined as a compilation of descriptors for use in an information retrieval system arranged in an alphabetical order and manifesting the various types of relationships existing  between the descriptors. An information retrieval thesaurus is a kind of semantic networking of concepts. 

Posted Date: 10/26/2012 3:01:58 AM | Location : United States







Related Discussions:- Definition - thesaurus, Assignment Help, Ask Question on Definition - thesaurus, Get Answer, Expert's Help, Definition - thesaurus Discussions

Write discussion on Definition - thesaurus
Your posts are moderated
Related Questions
Meaning and Need   The term  'Vocabulary control' refers to a limited set of teal that must be used to index documents, and to search for these documents, in a particular syste

Question 1 Before the Rock and Roll began young white kids in America listened to the same music of their parents. True False Question 2 Racism was the predominant social issue

Classify one modern technology and discuss its development.  In what ways has this technology changed the way you live from both a positive and negative perspective?  What future c

"It acknowledges that the national authorities enjoy a wide margin of appreciation in matters of morals, particularly in an area such as the present which touches on matters of bel

It has been said that sociologists must be ‘myth-hunters', tracking down pop-ular beliefs that are ill founded (Elias 1978: 50-70). Whether simply exposing such beliefs to contrary

what are some factors a teacher should consider when teaching children with intellectual disability

Levels of Subject Authority Control   Subject authority control is exercised at two levels: central and local. At the central level, a central agency (e.g. Library of Congress)

Reference bibliographies The subject bibliographies which are mostly used for reference fall into this category. These bibliographies are considered to be exhaustive bibliogra

African Politics- The colonial experience of African nations strongly affected the development of their political organizations. Described by poverty and ethnic rivalries, several

explain briefly what s statutes of general application