Language of Information Science: Convertibility in Information Science
Final rept. (Part 2),
GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIV WASHINGTON DC BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES COMMUNICATION PROJECT
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The report is the result of a study of the language of information science based on the terminology contained in a collected set of lexical resources. The terms employed were taken from vocabularies having a substantial degree of overlap. All terms were then analyzed to build a composite vocabulary of terms and concepts using a set of twenty-five explicitly defined subject groups. The vehicle for this task was the Intermediate Lexicon of the Groupe dEtude sur lInformation Scientifique, selected because it represents an international concensus of the domain of information science. A demonstration of the convertibility of indexing languages by means of an Intermediate Lexicon is included in the study. More than 3000 discrete descriptors are tabulated in assigned subject groups within the Lexicon structure. The autonomy and universality of the defined subject groups are also demonstrated in the tables.
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