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Title: Environmental/chemical thesaurus

Abstract

The Environmental/Chemical Thesaurus approaches scientific language control problems from a multidisciplinary view. The Environmental/Biomedical Terminology Index (EBTI) was used as a base for the present thesaurus. The Environmental/Chemical Thesaurus, funded by the Environmental Protection Agency, used as its source of new terms those major terms found in 13 Environmental Protection Agency data bases. The scope of this thesaurus includes not only environmental and biomedical sciences, but also the physical sciences with emphasis placed on chemistry. Specific chemical compounds are not included; only classes of chemicals are given. To adhere to this level of classification, drugs and pesticides are identified by class rather than by specific chemical name. An attempt was also made to expand the areas of sociology and economics. Terminology dealing with law, demography, and geography was expanded. Proper names of languages and races were excluded. Geographic terms were expanded to include proper names for oceans, continents, major lakes, rivers, and islands. Political divisions were added to allow for proper names of countries and states. With such a broad scope, terminology for specific sciences does not provide for indexing to the lowest levels in plant, animal, or chemical classifications.

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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (USA)
OSTI Identifier:
6643293
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 6643293
Report Number(s):
ORNL/EIS-132
TRN: 78-017420
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-26
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; 99 GENERAL AND MISCELLANEOUS//MATHEMATICS, COMPUTING, AND INFORMATION SCIENCE; 62 RADIOLOGY AND NUCLEAR MEDICINE; 59 BASIC BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES; 29 ENERGY PLANNING, POLICY AND ECONOMY; ENVIRONMENT; INFORMATION SYSTEMS; STANDARDIZED TERMINOLOGY; US EPA; ADDITIVES; BIOLOGY; CARCINOGENS; CHELATING AGENTS; CHEMICAL EFFLUENTS; DETERGENTS; DICTIONARIES; DYES; HAZARDOUS MATERIALS; MEDICINE; MUTAGENS; PLASTICIZERS; REAGENTS; SOLVENTS; SURFACTANTS; DOCUMENT TYPES; EMULSIFIERS; NATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS; US ORGANIZATIONS; WETTING AGENTS 500200* -- Environment, Atmospheric-- Chemicals Monitoring & Transport-- (-1989); 520200 -- Environment, Aquatic-- Chemicals Monitoring & Transport-- (-1989); 990300 -- Information Handling; 510200 -- Environment, Terrestrial-- Chemicals Monitoring & Transport-- (-1989); 550600 -- Medicine; 550200 -- Biochemistry; 530100 -- Environmental-Social Aspects of Energy Technologies-- Social & Economic Studies-- (-1989)

Citation Formats

Shriner, C.R., Dailey, N.S., Jordan, A.C., Miller, K.C., Owens, E.T., and Rickert, L.W.. Environmental/chemical thesaurus. United States: N. p., 1978. Web. doi:10.2172/6643293.
Shriner, C.R., Dailey, N.S., Jordan, A.C., Miller, K.C., Owens, E.T., & Rickert, L.W.. Environmental/chemical thesaurus. United States. doi:10.2172/6643293.
Shriner, C.R., Dailey, N.S., Jordan, A.C., Miller, K.C., Owens, E.T., and Rickert, L.W.. Thu . "Environmental/chemical thesaurus". United States. doi:10.2172/6643293. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/6643293.
@article{osti_6643293,
title = {Environmental/chemical thesaurus},
author = {Shriner, C.R. and Dailey, N.S. and Jordan, A.C. and Miller, K.C. and Owens, E.T. and Rickert, L.W.},
abstractNote = {The Environmental/Chemical Thesaurus approaches scientific language control problems from a multidisciplinary view. The Environmental/Biomedical Terminology Index (EBTI) was used as a base for the present thesaurus. The Environmental/Chemical Thesaurus, funded by the Environmental Protection Agency, used as its source of new terms those major terms found in 13 Environmental Protection Agency data bases. The scope of this thesaurus includes not only environmental and biomedical sciences, but also the physical sciences with emphasis placed on chemistry. Specific chemical compounds are not included; only classes of chemicals are given. To adhere to this level of classification, drugs and pesticides are identified by class rather than by specific chemical name. An attempt was also made to expand the areas of sociology and economics. Terminology dealing with law, demography, and geography was expanded. Proper names of languages and races were excluded. Geographic terms were expanded to include proper names for oceans, continents, major lakes, rivers, and islands. Political divisions were added to allow for proper names of countries and states. With such a broad scope, terminology for specific sciences does not provide for indexing to the lowest levels in plant, animal, or chemical classifications.},
doi = {10.2172/6643293},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {Thu Jun 01 00:00:00 EDT 1978},
month = {Thu Jun 01 00:00:00 EDT 1978}
}

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