Thesaurus construction: Key issues and selected readings

Marianne Lykke Nielsen*

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The purpose of this selected bibliography is to introduce issues and problems in relation to thesaurus construction and to present a set of readings that may be used in practical thesaurus design. The concept of thesaurus is discussed, including the purpose of the thesaurus and how the concept has evolved over the years according to new IR technologies. Different approaches to thesaurus construction are introduced, and readings dealing with specific problems and developments in the collection, formation, and organisation of thesaurus concepts and terms are presented. Primarily manual construction methods are discussed, but the bibliography also refers to research about techniques for automatic thesaurus construction.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Thesaurus : Review, Renaissance, and Revision
Number of pages18
PublisherCRC Press/Balkema
Publication date1 Jan 2013
ISBN (Print)9780203707388
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2013


  • Bibliography
  • Methodologies
  • Thesauri
  • Thesaurus construction


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