The Significance of Vocabulary. Michael Buckland. School of Information Management and Systems University of California, Berkeley. The Significance of Vocabulary. An economic claim: Vocabulary problems reduce the benefits and return on investment in information services.
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School of Information Management and Systems
University of California, Berkeley
God --- Knowableness --- History of doctrines ---
Early church, ca. 30-600 --- Congresses.
Support for searching unfamiliar metadata vocabularies: Interface to translate searcher’s vocabulary into system’s vocabulary.
Automobile import, export data (Census Bureau)
“Railway or tramway stock”
(Passenger motor vehicles, spark ignition engine.)
in Library of Congress Classification
in U.S. Patent Classification
in Standard Industrial Classification
F SU COASTAL POLLUTION 0
F TW COASTAL POLLUTION
Coastal zone management
Water --- Pollution
Petroleum industry and trade
U.C. MELVYL Online Catalog
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Emanuel Goldberg: Aerial photography using a “Drachen”
Actual meaning: Aerodynamic tethered balloon.
Standard contemporary English was: Aerostat.
German: Drachen (= Kite in dictionary)
Retrieval set analysis
Web access: WWW forms-based application supported by PerlSupports searches on remote repositoriesFour subdomain dictionaries in three databases--- BIOSIS (Biological abstracts): subdomain “water”--- INSPEC: subdomains: “information science”, “water” --- U.S. Patent Office classification