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THE PRE‐HISTORY OF THE INFORMATION RETRIEVAL THESAURUS

NORMAN ROBERTS (Sheffield, UK)

Journal of Documentation

ISSN: 0022-0418

Article publication date: 1 April 1984

Abstract

The modern history of the information retrieval thesaurus may be dated from 1947. Even at this early stage a confusion of terminology and purpose was evident. The situation was only partly clarified by the emergence of the first fully operational information retrieval thesaurus in 1959. The intervening period produced a number of theoretical and practical contributions which shaped the thesaurus concept for operational use. The major ideas and influences of this period are examined and related.

Citation

ROBERTS, N. (1984), "THE PRE‐HISTORY OF THE INFORMATION RETRIEVAL THESAURUS", Journal of Documentation, Vol. 40 No. 4, pp. 271-285. https://doi.org/10.1108/eb026769

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