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a list of words and terms, sometimes accompanied by definitions or translations.
controlled vocabulary an artificial language for the representation of attributes of entities, e.g., subjects of documents.
standardized vocabulary language (def. 3).

controlled vocabulary

A finite set of values used in a clinical trial that represent the only allowed values for a data item. These values may be codes, text, or numeric.


subjected to control.

controlled breeding
manipulation of mating and conception so as take advantage of seasonal demands for products, most favorable time for fertility or survival of offspring or for the purpose of controlling the size of the population. Includes managemental deferral of breeding, permanent surgical interference with male or female tracts and temporary hormonal suppression of reproductive activity.
controlled environment
buildings in which all food and drinking water are supplied and ambient temperature, humidity, air movement and light provision are controlled.
controlled experiment
one in which the experimental group which is to be subjected to a treatment or change in management is matched with a group which is very similar in every way except with respect to the variable that is to be manipulated.
controlled release glass bolus
see soluble glass.
controlled vocabulary
a database in which the names of diagnoses or medicines, etc. are limited to avoid a continual expansion of the titles, making comparisons between groups difficult.
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Controlled vocabulary use in Web and commercial systems also varies.
have pupils read the controlled vocabulary sections with enthusiasm.
Instead, consider constructing a list of such terms as metadata in a separate field that can be accessed via a controlled vocabulary search.
Again, neither study related users' terms to either a controlled vocabulary or thesaurus.
Not anyone can be allowed to make changes on a whim to the term store structure because all managed metadata fields throughout the solution use it as the source for controlled vocabulary.
Now that same controlled vocabulary and auto-translation capability will be used on the iStockphoto site.
This paper discusses basal reading instruction, individualized reading, sustained silent reading, the big book approach, and controlled vocabulary readers.
The discovery that there is a controlled vocabulary list for the "subject" entry and that records so retrieved are more likely to be on target than those that come up through keyword searching may be a serendipitous one.
This gave them a better idea of the connection between the OPAC record, with its fields and controlled vocabulary, and the physical item and its location in the library.
Controlled Vocabulary Administration: This allows users to add and remove terms from their controlled vocabulary, enter regular expressions, add synonyms, and more;
This should be where controlled vocabulary gives information professionals an edge.

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