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ERIC Number: ED184769
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979-Mar-29
Pages: 33
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Thesaurus Considerations for a National Hispanic Data Base. A Report.
Chabran, Richard
Monographs, periodical literature, documents, unpublished reports, and non-print materials in both English and Spanish would be included in a proposed Hispanic data base built around an initial 15 contributing collections totalling an estimated 100,000 items. Because users would employ indexing terms to access the data base, a thesaurus is essential for vocabulary control. Thesaurus guidelines are needed to control syntactical, semantic, and generic problems. The thesaurus, produced and updated by computer, would be organized in four sections: a principal alphabetical display of all terms supported by a rotated display, a hierarchical display, and a descriptor group display. Thesaurus updating, use, and personnel training should be managed in a manner similar to that of ERIC. Instead of creating an entirely new thesaurus or accepting unchanged one of six relevant existing thesauri, the Chicano Thesaurus should serve as a baseline document and certain areas should be developed in greater detail. A list of tasks leading to revision of the thesaurus is included, along with a bibliography. (SB)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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