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Terminologies & Thesauri - Tactics from the Trenches. MODELS 11 11 January 2000 David Kay Strategic Development Director FDI. Controlled Vocabularies. One step beyond Tagging - one step too far Unrealistically dictatorial Rooted in self-preservation but undeniably ….

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Terminologies thesauri tactics from the trenches

Terminologies & Thesauri - Tactics from the Trenches

MODELS 11

11 January 2000

David Kay

Strategic Development Director

FDI


Controlled vocabularies

Controlled Vocabularies

  • One step beyond Tagging - one step too far

  • Unrealistically dictatorial

  • Rooted in self-preservation

    but undeniably ….

  • A recurring nightmare


Fdi project experiences

FDI Project Experiences

  • Organisation & ProjectDomain

  • LDS - FamilySearch siteFamily History

  • NARA - Next NAIL site Nat’l Archive

  • JISC - NNDP DemonstratorCross Archives

  • Essex Libraries - SeamlessCommunity Info

  • learndirect - Learning DirectoryEducation


Controlled vocabulary comparisons

Controlled Vocabulary Comparisons


Suggested themes

Suggested Themes

  • Geographic - clear case but local work to undo

  • Subject - desire for high level terms despite diversity by specialism

  • Name - approaches seem domain specific

  • Resource Type - open to influence

  • Others? - Level, Media, ...


Why interfere 1 precision

Why interfere?1- Precision

  • Getty, LC, etc have it covered

  • Search precision is therefore achievable

    but what about ...

  • Cross searching?

  • Cross domain?

  • the UK plc perspective?


The learning portal sample service model v1 0 3 january 2000

The Learning Portal - Sample Service Modelv1.0; 3 January 2000

FE Repository

learn direct

Work Bank

RDN

HE

Mall

UKEL

SCRAN

NGfL

Shared Classification

Topic

Level

Type

Location

Programmatic Interface for other services

Learning Portal Home Page


Why interfere 2 site portal navigation

Why interfere?2 - Site & Portal Navigation

  • Web value-added is considerable …

  • Pre-search filtering - see NNDP & elib3 CLDs

  • Terminologies are searchable in their own right - see LDS & NARA

  • They open up the integration of secondary resources - see LDS, NARA & PRO


Terminologies thesauri tactics from the trenches

PROCAT User Search Relationships

4.

1.

2.

3.

PERSONAL

CORPORATE

SUBJECT

PLACE

NAME

NAME

Figure 10

PRO

5.

6.

CAT

SUPPLEMENTARY

FINDING AID

Catalogue

10

USER

9.

FULL

SAVED

11

TEXT

USER

7.

SEARCH

POPULAR

SAVED

SEARCH

BOOKMARK

8.

INTEREST

CATEGORY


Terminologies thesauri tactics from the trenches

PROCAT Retrieval Spectrum

Figure 11

KEYWORDS

AUTHORITY

POPULAR

USER

TERMS

SEARCHES

SEARCHES

Retrieve

Retrieve

Retrieve

Retrieve

SUBSTANTIVE

THEMATIC

REFINED

ANY

Cases

Examples

Results

Cases

AND

AND

AND

these

AND

AND

these

LOW FOCUS

HIGH FOCUS


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