Accession Number:

AD0633279

Title:

DOD MANUAL FOR BUILDING A TECHNICAL THESAURUS

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

OFFICE OF NAVAL RESEARCH ARLINGTON VA PROJECT LEX

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1966-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

30.0

Abstract:

Guidelines and conventions are presented for the selection of appropriate technical subject indexing and retrieval terminology and the display of this terminology in a thesaurus format. These conventions were developed by Project LEX, the DoD technical thesaurus task force, in cooperation with the Engineers Joint Council. A discussion is given of 1 the criteria for determining the usefulness of prospective thesaurus terms or descriptors, 2 means of resolving ambiguities among descriptors, and 3 methods for systematically creating a cross reference structure that will display hierarchical and conceptual interrelationships. The thesaurus format comprises five main sections, 1 an introductory statement explaining the purpose of the thesaurus and the way in which it is arranged, 2 an alphabetical listing of all descriptors and cross references, 3 descriptors arranged by subject categories based on the COSATI Subject Category List, 4 a graphic display of hierarchical relationships, and 5 a permuted display of all descriptors in the order of each meaningful word.

Subject Categories:

  • Information Science

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE