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Thesauri on the Web: current developments and trends

Shiri, A.A. and Revie, C.W. (2000) Thesauri on the Web: current developments and trends. Online Information Review, 24 (4). pp. 273-279. ISSN 1468-4527

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Abstract

This article provides an overview of recent developments relating to the application of thesauri in information organisation and retrieval on the World Wide Web. It describes some recent thesaurus projects undertaken to facilitate resource description and discovery and access to wide-ranging information resources on the Internet. Types of thesauri available on the Web, thesauri integrated in databases and information retrieval systems, and multiple-thesaurus systems for cross-database searching are also discussed. Collective efforts and events in addressing the standardisation and novel applications of thesauri are briefly reviewed.