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The Intellectual Foundation of Information Organization
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The subject of this book is the systematized body of knowledge that constitutes this foundation of information organization, a conceptual framework that views the process of organizing information as the use of a special language of description called a bibliographic language. Expand
Unanswered questions in the design of controlled vocabularies
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The issue of free-text versus controlled vocabulary is examined in this article and the point is made that these questions need to be answered if the authors are to design retrieval tools, such as thesauri, upon a rational basis. Expand
Design of Controlled Vocabularies
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The general principles underlying the design of CVs that provide alphabetic and classified approaches to subject indication are looked at, which range from activities as simple as listing the allowable values for attributes in a specialized database to tasks as complicated as constructing an in-depth classification scheme. Expand
Access to nonbook materials: the limits of subject indexing for visual and aural languages
An examination of some nonbook materials with respect to an aboutness model of indexing leads to the conclusion that there are instances that defy subject indexing. These occur not so much because ofExpand
The Epistemological Foundations of Knowledge Representations
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How epistemology, that branch of philosophy concerned with how and what the authors know, has contributed to the design of knowledge representations embodied in retrieval languages designed for organizing information is explored. Expand
Access to Nonbook Materials: The Limits of Subject Indexing for Visual and Aural Languages
There are instances where a message expressed in one medium cannot adequately be transposed to another. A recent review of the opera Mrs. Dalloway reflects upon the impossibility of creating an operaExpand
Unanswered questions in the design of controlled vocabularies
TLDR
The issue of free-text versus controlled vocabulary is examined in this article and the point is made that these questions need to be answered if the authors are to design retrieval tools, such as thesauri, upon a rational basis. Expand
Use of Classification in Online Retrieval
Theory of Subject Analysis: A Sourcebook
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