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Thesauri on the Web: current developments and trends

Ali Asghar Shiri (Ali Asghar Shiri is a PhD student at the Department of Information Science at the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK.)
Crawford Revie (Crawford Revie is a Senior Lecturer at the Department of Information Science at the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK.)

Online Information Review

ISSN: 1468-4527

Article publication date: 1 August 2000

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.

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Asghar Shiri, A. and Revie, C. (2000), "Thesauri on the Web: current developments and trends", Online Information Review, Vol. 24 No. 4, pp. 273-280. https://doi.org/10.1108/14684520010350623

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