The Nuts and Bolts of Thesaurus Development and Maintenance

Jack Bruce, a Project Manager at Access Innovations, Inc., explains how to develop a taxonomy from scratch and how to modify an existing vocabulary in this 2014 Data Harmony User Group meeting (DHUG) session.

Jack demonstrates how to structure a controlled vocabulary based on a hierarchical sorting of terms while detailing the differences between each taxonomic classification. The talk covers both top-down and bottom-up approaches to thesaurus construction. Additionally, Jack covers best practices in thesaurus management in order to ensure fully functional and descriptive vocabularies.

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