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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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A customer like Thieme with its distributed teams, multiple disciplines and publishing subsidiaries, and complex thesauri, represents a challenging diversity of use cases.
User comprehension and searching with information retrieval thesauri.
Interactive term suggestion for users of digital libraries: Using subject thesauri and co-occurrence lists for information retrieval.
The thesis of level two is "pluralism," the idea that there are numerous disciplines in the sciences and elsewhere, which require separate, specialized thesauri.
With so many fields and organizations having found the need for a thesaurus, and so many thesauri having been compiled, it is surprising that more attention has not been given to the question of compatibility between the various schemes.
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.
Most of us are familiar with the traditional thesaurus or dictionary of synonyms, but until recently, online thesauri were familiar only to librarians, expert searchers, and developers of high-end information systems such as Dialog and Medline.
However, as web sites and intranets grow into large, mission-critical information systems, companies are seeing a rising need to employ online thesauri as tools to help users find what they're looking for quickly and effectively.
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.