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INIS: Terminology charts

Abstract

This document is one in a series of publications known as the INIS Reference Series. It is to be used in conjunction with the INIS indexing manual and the INIS thesaurus for the preparation of input to the INIS database. The thesaurus and terminology charts in their first edition (Rev.0) were produced as the result of an agreement between the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and the European Atomic Energy Community (Euratom). Except for minor changes the terminology and the interrelationships between terms are those of the December 1969 edition of the Euratom Thesaurus. The purpose of the terminology harts is to display the descriptors of the thesaurus in the context of their hierarchical and other semantic relationships. Hierarchically related terms are grouped in clusters, each representing one of the principal concepts of a subject field. The descriptors are grouped around or under the broadest term of the clusters which is printed in upper case. The hierarchical relationships within the clusters are shown by the arrangement of the terms in smaller boxes within the larger boxes circumscribing the clusters. The clusters are connected by lines of various thickness, representing the other (mostly non-hierarchical) relationships. These connections are the equivalent to  More>>
Authors:
"NONE"
Publication Date:
Aug 01, 1970
Product Type:
Technical Report
Report Number:
IAEA-INIS-13A(rev.0)
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: Aug 1970
Subject:
99 GENERAL AND MISCELLANEOUS//MATHEMATICS, COMPUTING, AND INFORMATION SCIENCE; DIAGRAMS; EURATOM; HISTORICAL ASPECTS; IAEA; INFORMATION RETRIEVAL; INIS; MANUALS; STANDARDIZED TERMINOLOGY
OSTI ID:
20473392
Research Organizations:
International Atomic Energy Agency, Vienna (Austria)
Country of Origin:
IAEA
Language:
English
Other Identifying Numbers:
TRN: XA0400071048625
Availability:
Available from INIS in electronic form
Submitting Site:
INIS
Size:
109 pages
Announcement Date:

Citation Formats

INIS: Terminology charts. IAEA: N. p., 1970. Web.
INIS: Terminology charts. IAEA.
1970. "INIS: Terminology charts." IAEA.
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title = {INIS: Terminology charts}
abstractNote = {This document is one in a series of publications known as the INIS Reference Series. It is to be used in conjunction with the INIS indexing manual and the INIS thesaurus for the preparation of input to the INIS database. The thesaurus and terminology charts in their first edition (Rev.0) were produced as the result of an agreement between the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and the European Atomic Energy Community (Euratom). Except for minor changes the terminology and the interrelationships between terms are those of the December 1969 edition of the Euratom Thesaurus. The purpose of the terminology harts is to display the descriptors of the thesaurus in the context of their hierarchical and other semantic relationships. Hierarchically related terms are grouped in clusters, each representing one of the principal concepts of a subject field. The descriptors are grouped around or under the broadest term of the clusters which is printed in upper case. The hierarchical relationships within the clusters are shown by the arrangement of the terms in smaller boxes within the larger boxes circumscribing the clusters. The clusters are connected by lines of various thickness, representing the other (mostly non-hierarchical) relationships. These connections are the equivalent to 'see also' and 'related term' cross-references. The thickness of the lines represents the strength of the semantic relations, or, in the practice of a retrieval system the probability that one term replacing a connected term in a query, will still yield pertinent references. The figures accompanying the descriptors represent their frequency of assignment to the first 987,000 documents stored in the Euratom system (May 1970). They are presented in order to show the relative importance of the descriptors within the subject field. The asterisks (*) accompanying descriptors in the charts refer to descriptors, for which a scope note can be found in the INIS: Thesaurus at the time the charts went to press. Related descriptors located in other pages are mentioned in the margin of the charts. The accompanying figures are the chart numbers wherein these descriptors can be found in their semantic context. Forbidden (non-descriptor) terms representing synonyms, abbreviations or spelled-out versions of descriptors, will be found in the same cluster or sub-cluster as the preferred descriptors; they are preceded by a minus sign. Forbidden terms representing homographs will be found in several clusters corresponding to their various meanings; they are placed between brackets. The charts do away with the need for extensive cross-referencing, and the number of scope notes defining the conceptual coverage of the descriptors can be kept low since the scope of many terms is indicated by their semantic context in the charts. The charts will allow the indexer to find the most appropriate descriptor to represent the concept referred to in a document. In the process of query formulation the charts make it easy to locate all the appropriate terms i.e. all the terms, which may have been assigned to relevant pieces of literature. Also, in the process of thesaurus modification and updating all inconsistencies in the generic structure can be easily spotted in the charts.}
place = {IAEA}
year = {1970}
month = {Aug}
}