Thesaurus Master

Thesaurus Master® is a cutting edge software tool for taxonomy and metadata management. A controlled vocabulary is absolutely necessary if you want precise document indexing and accurate information retrieval. Whether you develop this vocabulary in a term list, authority file, or thesaurus yourself, or obtain it (whole or in part) from external sources, Data Harmony®’s Thesaurus Master puts you in control of the entries, the hierarchy, and the conditions of use.

Thesaurus Master lets you:

  • Create and/or import the terms you use
  • Define the scope of term use for document indexing in the rule base
  • Fine-tune and refresh your definitions easily as terms evolve
  • Maintain hierarchical consistency while adding terms at any level
  • Collaborate with colleagues from around the world using WebThes®

Advantages include:

  • Increased productivity for human editors
  • Greater satisfaction and enhanced user experience for database users
  • No-hassle taxonomy management

Thesaurus Master also:

  • Is stand-alone software for taxonomy management
  • Accommodates the formal thesaurus structure of Broader Term, Narrower Term, Use and Used For Terms, History, Related Terms, Scope Notes, and definitions
  • Allows project administrators to add custom fields
  • Enables restricted access to maintenance controls, for database integrity
  • Is usable in conjunction with M.A.I.™ (Machine Aided Indexer) and XIS® (XML Intranet System) to enhance metadata management capabilities
  • Adheres to thesaurus and controlled vocabulary standards in ISO 25964 and ANSI/NISO Z39.19

The optional Notation add-on for Thesaurus Master also allows you to order your terms as you prefer—process order, chronological order, outline order, sequence order, or conventional order.

Streamlined Taxonomy Management

Thesaurus Master streamlines all aspects of thesaurus and taxonomy management: development, construction, and maintenance. Thesaurus Master is designed for ease of use; no technical skills or special software knowledge is required.

Global Collaboration and Remote Taxonomy Management

You can also work in Thesaurus Master remotely, connecting through WebThes, a full-featured version of Thesaurus Master that runs in a standard web browser. This feature allows you to manage your taxonomy or thesaurus from anywhere you please, as well as collaborate with colleagues from around the world.

Pre-Built and Custom Taxonomies Available from Access Innovations, Inc.

Don’t already have a taxonomy? Access Innovations has industry specific taxonomies available to license. These taxonomies can also be customized for your unique collections.

All training in the use of Thesaurus Master will be provided by to you by Access Innovations’ staff, along with best practices for taxonomy management.