Vocabulary control for information retrieval / [by] F.W. Lancaster.

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Bibliographic Details
Main Author: Lancaster, F. Wilfrid 1933-2013.
Format: Book
Published: Washington : Information Resources Press, 1972.
Table of Contents:
  • Why vocabulary control?
  • Vocabulary types: pre-coordination and post-coordination, enumeration and synthesis
  • Classification scheme in vocabulary control
  • Vocabulary control by subject heading
  • Vocabulary control in post-coordinate systems: the thesaurus
  • Generating the controlled vocabulary
  • Organizing and displaying the vocabulary
  • Thesaurofacet
  • Some thesaurus rules and conventions
  • Reference structure of the thesaurus
  • Computer manipulation of thesaurus data
  • Vocabulary growth and updating
  • Influence of system vocabulary on the performance of a retrieval system
  • Characteristics and components of an index language: the vocabulary Characteristics and components of an index language: Auxiliary devices
  • Searching natural-language data bases
  • Creating index languages automatically
  • Compatibility and convertibility of vocabularies
  • Some further controlled vocabularies
  • Role of the controlled vocabulary in indexing and searching operations
  • Supplementary vocabulary tools Vocabulary use and dynamics in a very large information system
  • Vocabulary in the on-line retrieval situation
  • Some cost-effectiveness aspects of vocabulary control.