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CHECK-LIST FOR THESAURUS SOFTWARE
by Jochen Ganzmann

Originally published in International Classification, 1990, vol.17, no.3/4, p.155-157 as an appendix to the paper Criteria for the evaluation of thesaurus software and reprinted here by permission of Dr Ganzmann, the International Society for Knowledge Organization (ISKO) and the current publishers, Ergon Verlag.

A. GENERAL CRITERIA

1. Technical Data

2. Development Data

3. Prices

4. Support

5. Acceptance

6. Ergonomics

6.1 Documentation

6.2 Software Ergonomics

7. Data Integrity

B. CRITERIA RELATING TO FUNCTIONS OF THESAURUS SOFTWARE

1. Structural Definitions

1.1 Term and Term Related Attributes

1.2 Relations

1.2.1 Among Terms of One Vocabulary (Monolingual Thesaurus)
1.2.2 Among Terms from Different Vocabularies

2. Input (Thesaurus Construction and Maintenance)

2.1 Capture of Data

2.2 Modification

2.3 Deletion

2.4 Consistency Controls

3. Output

3.1 Display on the Screen

3.2 Output by the Printer

3.3 Output to a File

4. Indexing and Retrieval

4.1 Indexing

4.2 Retrieval

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Revised 16th December 1997

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