Mathematical approach to relations in thesauri

Sridhar, M. S. Mathematical approach to relations in thesauri. Journal of Library and Information Science, 1980, vol. 5, n. 1, pp. 76-87. [Journal article (Paginated)]


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Presents a brief background of set theory relations including equivalence and ordering relations. Proposes four working hypotheses concerned with thesauri relations (USE, UF, NT, GS, BT & RT) and examines these relations against the characteristics of relations defined in Mathematics. Explores the possibility of generating equivalence class of descriptors from a single descriptor to aid information/ document retrieval. Provides a new mathematical approach to thesaurus and its relations and compares it with traditional way of representing thesaurus. Proposes new areas for investigation in this direction.

Item type: Journal article (Paginated)
Keywords: Thesauri relations, equivalence relations, equivalence classes, indexing terms, descriptors
Subjects: I. Information treatment for information services > IC. Index languages, processes and schemes.
Depositing user: Dr. M S Sridhar
Date deposited: 27 Nov 2007
Last modified: 02 Oct 2014 12:09


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