Accession Number : AD0671148

Title :   COMPILATION AND ANALYSIS OF LEXICAL RESOURCES IN INFORMATION SCIENCE.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIV WASHINGTON D C BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES COMMUNICATION PROJECT

Personal Author(s) : Fuellhart,Patricia O. ; Weeks,David C.

Report Date : 15 JUN 1968

Pagination or Media Count : 46

Abstract : The study is based on an analysis of the terms and concepts contained in a collection of lexical resources in Information Science--thesauri, vocabularies, term lists and classification schemes. These resources were analysed with the purpose of tabulating the occurrence of terms. The study, therefore, was aimed at a quantitative review of lexical aids to information science language with the objective of determining its content and the frequency with which concepts have been recorded. This analysis, accomplished from a matrix using the IBM S 360/40 has enabled the researchers to quantify the terminology and to prepare a series of tables illustrating the frequency of both generic and specific terms appearing in a collection of U.S. and European lexical aids to the language of publication and discourse as it has been recorded in lexical form. An inventory and annotation were prepared to identify and describe the lexical resources available for review. The publication dates of the source materials range from 1960 to 1967. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*DOCUMENTS, LANGUAGE), DICTIONARIES, VOCABULARY, FREQUENCY, STATISTICAL DATA, CLASSIFICATION, SUBJECT INDEXING, INFORMATION RETRIEVAL, DATA PROCESSING, STATISTICAL ANALYSIS, ENGLISH LANGUAGE

Subject Categories : Information Science

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE