Building a Thesaurus for a Collection of Cartoon Drawings

Bovey, John D. (1995) Building a Thesaurus for a Collection of Cartoon Drawings. Journal of Information Science, 21 (2). pp. 115-122. ISSN 1352-7460. (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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The University of Kent has a large collection of original cartoon drawings that is used as a research resource and is also consulted as a picture library. The collection has been extensively catalogued by subject, but the subject keywords are organised for the original card catalogue rather than the present day online retrieval system. This paper describes a project set up to build a thesaurus based on the 15,000 existing subject terms and then convect the existing cataloguing to the new thesaurus terms. This is a non-trivial project that has been made much easier by the creation of a special-purpose graphical thesaurus editor.

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Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics (inc Computing science) > QA 75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Divisions: Faculties > Science Technology and Medical Studies > School of Computing > Theoretical Computing Group
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Date Deposited: 08 Jun 2009 08:57
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