Guidelines for the Construction, Format, and Management of Monolingual Thesauri

n. a standard (ANSI/NISO Z39.19-2005) for systematically creating and maintaining a controlled vocabulary, including rules for formulating headings and relationships among the terms


ANSI/NISO Z39.19-2005, 1This Standard presents guidelines and conventions for the contents, display, construction, testing, maintenance, and management of controlled vocabularies. It covers all aspects of constructing controlled vocabularies including extensive rules and guidelines for term selection and format, the use of compound terms, and establishing and displaying various types of relationships among terms. ΒΆ This Standard focuses on controlled vocabularies that are used for the representation of content objects. Controlled vocabularies covered by this Standard include lists of controlled terms, synonym rings, taxonomies, and thesauri. The guidelines apply to all four types unless noted otherwise.