24th Annual Conference on Professional Information Resources

May 29-30, 2018, Prague

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What is the Meaning of the Terminology Dictionary - Thesaurus - in the Times of Electronization and E-services?


Alena Zuzánková
Pulp and Paper Research Institute

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The Terminology Dictionary – thesaurus, a controlled terminology dictionary, is considered to be a comprehensive information material with higher information value, which contributes to a better orientation in the terminology of a given science area at the time of the information „boom“.

From a common dictionary, the thesaurus is differentiated by a hierarchical structure whose composition corresponds to the interrelationships between the terms. The procedures for assigning terms to the theoretical hierarchical structure, focusing on technical sciences, are mostly governed by the logic of technological relationships and relationships that arise during the manufacturing processes of the industry. The Hierarchical Thesaurus Register records terms in alphabetical order in the agreed structure of hierarchical relationships, most commonly defined by the following terms: „broader term“ (BT) , „narrower term“ (NT) and „related term“ (RT).

Together with the powerful computer technology, the information material for the pulp-paper science which has not been accessible in the region has been created. In line with current trends and the implementation of the Open Access program for scientific information, TEZAURUS CELPAP is made available to the public through the Pulp and Paper Research Institute, Bratislava SR.

About author

Ing. Alena Zuzánková – a graduate of the Slovak Technical University, Bratislava, Department of Wood, Paper and Pulp, worked as a researcher at VÚPC. Later on, after the expansion of education in the field of information activities with a focus on computer and electronic processing of scientific and technical information, it provides research and study materials for research workers as well as production companies. At present, the Department of Scientific and Technical Information is leading. Besides the usual information and library activities, together with the team, she builds own database of data, which is one of the basic pillars of the thesaurus' presentation in the pulp and paper industry.


  • Peter Medo, Pulp and Paper Reserach Institute


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