Words: Keys or Barriers to Information Transfer,
ADVISORY GROUP FOR AEROSPACE RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT NEUILLY-SUR-SEINE (FRAN CE)
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Terms can create or resolve barriers in the processes pertaining to the transfer of knowledge and the access to information. Selecting words to organize, process and retrieve data leads to the establishment of hierarchies. The building of thesauri provides for tools enabling the organization of concepts. National and international guidelines have been developed for the establishment of monolingual and multilingual thesauri. New words find their way in solid hierarchies. The introduction mechanisms for new words rely on cross-referencing to already established and recognized terms. Manual and machine indexing provide the same basic tools, machine indexing terminologies are limited to the specialized objectives of such terminologies. Terminological barriers are costly and should therefore be reduced in order not to hinder the transfer of knowledge and access to information data.
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