Resources for Taxonomy Creation and Content Management
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"How to book" on the construction of a thesaurus
Aitchison, Jean, Alan Gilchrist and David Bawsen. Thesaurus Construction and Use: A Practical Manual. 4. Ed. ISBN 1-57958-273-7 Chicago: Fitzroy Dearborn Publishers, 2001. 232 p.
Information about thesauri/controlled vocabularies/software and The Library of Congress Subject Headings on the Web
ClassificationWeb software. The Library of Congress Subject Headings and Classification from the Cataloging Distribution Service.
Middleton, Michael. Queensland University of Technology, Australia site at:
Introductory guide to RDFs
Iannella, Renato. An Idiot's Guide to the Resource Description Framework
Information about XML
Information about Topic Maps
Examples and uses of ontologies of broad human endeavor
Standards and authority files
Topic maps (XTM) ISO 13250:2000
Thesaurus construction US ANSI/NISO Z39.19
Monolingual thesauri NISO 1998, ISO 1986
Multilingual thesauri ISO 1985
USGS Board of Geographic Names for geographic place names
Taxonomy builder software
XBRL Taxonomy Builder, etc.
Factiva Intelligent Indexing
Topic map software
Topic Map Navigator
Open source software and training for Topic maps:
Last Updated: 11/13/2013