Thesaurus Construction Project


Introduction

Facet Analysis

Relationships

Final Term Selection

Conclusion

Works Cited

Appendix

Reflection Paper


Introduction

The construction of a small thesaurus from fifteen subject statements to represent documents in a library and information science collection was an interesting project that definitely wasn’t easy. Trying to ensure that all the concepts in the subject statements were represented and that the terms used in the thesaurus were terms that librarians or information scientists would use in their search strategies was by far the hardest part. Additionally, creating relationships that were both comprehensive and logical was a challenge even for a small thesaurus, but overall I found the experience insightful when it comes to understanding the organization of information and what goes into ensuring that users can access the relevant information they need.

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This paper was originally written for LIS 535 - Advanced Topics in the Organization of Information in the Fall of 2007.
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