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thesaurus

 [thĕ-saw´rus]
in online information retrieval, a controlled vocabulary showing relationships between terms; it is developed from a dynamic, growing document collection.
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Soergel has explored reengineering classification schemes and thesauri into feature-rich ontologies, using a combination of automatic extraction and human editing (e.
User comprehension and searching with information retrieval thesauri.
The one-dimensional thinking of AMV (the thesis, the dictionary) was in contradiction to the multi-dimensional thinking of SMV (the antithesis), which resulted in the creation of the thesauri used in modern information retrieval (the synthesis).
SchemaLogic's innovative technologies help organizations establish "communities of participation" through living corporate semantics (vocabularies, taxonomies, thesauri, ontologies and master reference data) that enable enterprises to increase their competitive advantages and reduce operational costs through better information management, increased data quality and more agile, intelligent business decisions.
With search engine technology ever evolving, full-text searching of the World Wide Web leads many users to believe that thesauri are no longer necessary.
In early November, the National Information Standards Organization (NISO) convened a group of experts at an invitational workshop on electronic thesauri to investigate the need for standards.
Linguists provide a multi-lingual and cross-cultural approach to the problem of how gender is lexically and socially categorized in certain electronic word-processing software, using thesauri of Microsoft Word and Microsoft pinyin as examples.
OVID is touting an array of "smart" searching features that include elimination of the need for syntax fluency in defining search sets; infinite scrolling of database indexes and thesauri from "a" to "z" and back; full thesauri hierarchy with tree branches that can be opened and closed with a keystroke; the single-keystroke posting of desired index or thesaurus terms directly to a search strategy without ever having to exit the search program; and very fast, simple save, download, and print commands.
The product supports schema and taxonomy import, owner/stakeholder assignment, impact analysis, change management and synchronization of taxonomy, thesauri and controlled vocabularies across distributed systems.
The software includes sophisticated capabilities such as multi-fielded searches, thesauri and concept searching, relevance ranking, and user-customized search and display formats.