PoolParty allows companies to create and maintain thesauri, taxonomies and classification schemes.
In order to understand the principles of SKOS, one must have a good understanding of how to create thesauri, taxonomies and faceted classifications.
Soergel has explored reengineering classification schemes and thesauri into feature-rich ontologies, using a combination of automatic extraction and human editing (e.g., Soergel et al., 2004).
User comprehension and searching with information retrieval thesauri. Cataloging & Classification Quarterly, 37(3), 103-120.
The subjectivity of the SMV hypothesis is crystallized in the objective realization of thematically-organized 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).
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.
This new standard should include thesauri and controlled vocabularies such as ontologies, classifications, taxonomies, and subject headings.
They also urged the consideration of requirements for visual/graphical thesauri. Finally, participants acknowledged that the standard should consider elements of time and space to provide an audit trail for terms, concepts, and relationships.
Anderson predicted that vendors will develop thesauri aimed at a particular market.
Anderson stressed that the purpose of thesauri is to aid users of textual databases in finding the answers they need.
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.