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This can be a useful instrument and entire advent to using managed vocabularies. This authoritative and unique quantity offers readers with a how-to consultant to construction managed vocabulary instruments, cataloguing and indexing cultural fabrics with phrases and names from managed vocabularies, and the way to take advantage of vocabularies in se's and databases to reinforce discovery and retrieval on-line. «Introduction to managed Vocabularies» additionally positive aspects in-depth discussions on a few subject matters, together with: What are managed vocabularies and why are they beneficial? Which vocabularies exist for cataloguing artwork and cultural gadgets? and the way should still they be used for indexing and retrieving? This e-book offers organisations and people with a pragmatic device for developing and enforcing vocabularies as reference instruments, assets of documentation, and strong improvements for on-line looking.

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In addition to the ones listed here, there are dozens of local and regional databases of vocabularies—such as Artists in Canada, compiled and maintained by the National Gallery of Canada Library, and Elizabeth Glass’s A Subject Index for the Visual Arts (1969), developed to enhance access to the prints and drawings of the Victoria and Albert Museum—as well as published encyclopedias and other sources that are discussed in Chapter 6: Local Authorities and the Appendix. 2. The Getty Vocabularies Three Getty vocabularies are thesauri that provide terminology, relationships, and other information about the objects, artists, concepts, and places important to various disciplines that specialize in art, architecture, and material culture: the Art & Architecture Thesaurus (AAT ), the Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names (TGN ), and the Union List of Artist Names (ULAN ).

Preferred names are flagged preferred and are located at the top of each list. Names preferred in various languages are indicated with a P following the language. meanings: components of columns, musical instruments classified as membranophones, or walls that support a dome. Words can be homographs whether or not they are pronounced alike. For example, bows, the forward-most ends of watercraft or airships, and bows, stringed projectile weapons designed to propel arrows, are spelled alike but pronounced differently.

Relationships are identified by numeric codes and text values. , 1101/teacher of—1102/ student of). ULAN TGN AAT ) In addition to the relationships described above, antonyms may be treated as associative relationships. In fact, a vocabulary may require a substantial number of very specific additional associative relationships. These types of relationships vary from vocabulary to vocabulary, depending upon the nature of the terms and how they are intended for use in retrieval. For example, relationships between generic terms would differ from relationships between people, which could include familial and professional relationships.

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