Technology

Derwent Drug File Thesaurus

"The Thesaurus contains all searchable keywords except the newest drug names and novel concepts that have arisen since publication. The Thesaurus is laid out in two columns; the left column contains the look-up term and the right column either contains the higher terms of a keyword, the generic name of a proprietary drug name, or refers the seacher to the correct term or alternative terms to use. Higher terms associated with specific keywords are indicated by the abbreviation h.t. and are found in the right column of the Thesaurus.

Derwent Biotechnology Abstracts Thesaurus

"Generic terms (Higher Terms) associated with specific keywords are indicated by the use of the abbreviation 'h.t.'. This means that whenever the specific term appears in the file, the corresponding Higher Term(s) will also appear and can be searched instead of the specific keyword if a broader search is desired. The abbreviation 's.a.' (see also) is used to indicate a related term which may also be worth considering in a search. Some terms have been altered since the start of the database and this is indicated by the use of the word 'was'.

NosoBase Thesaurus

"Ce thésaurus comporte 1079 descripteurs (mots-clés) organisés entre eux par des relations: termes préférentiel, non préférentiel, générique et spécifique. Les documentalistes qui indexent les documents référencés dans NosoBase, utilise le thésaurus NosoBase pour remplir le champ Mot(s)-clé(s)."

"This thesaurus consists of 1079 descriptors organized by preferential, non-preferential, generic and specific terms. The documentalists who index the documents referenced in NosoBase use the NosoBase thesaurus to fill in the word (s). "

Health Canada Controlled Subject Vocabulary

"Le Vocabulaire contrôlé des sujets de Santé Canada fût dévelopé pour fournir des points d'accès par sujet aux ressources informationelles de Santé Canada. Le vocabulaire contrôlé est bilingue, structuré, et il fournit l'extraction de données pour les éditeurs, et les usagers des documents. Son contenu est publié sur le site Web de Santé Canada. Le vocabulaire contrôlé est un ensemble de termes préférentiels qui sont utilisés pour cataloguer les documents.

"The Health Canada Controlled Subject Vocabulary was developed to provide subject access to Health Canada's information resources. The Controlled Vocabulary is a bilingual, structured, indexing and information retrieval tool for both publishers and users of the documents and information published on the Health Canada Web site. The terms listed in the controlled vocabulary are used in the Dublin Core metadata record for the SUBJECT element, where appropriate and feasible, in order to provide accurate and comprehensive results when searching the Health Canada Web site.

International Classification of Headache Disorders

"This classification is hierarchical and you must decide how detailed you want to make your diagnosis. This can range from the first-digit level to the fourth. First one gets a rough idea about which group the patient belongs to. Is it for example 1. Migraine or 2. Tension-type headache or 3. Cluster headache and other trigeminal autonomic cephalalgias? Then one obtains information allowing a more detailed diagnosis. The desired detail depends on the purpose.

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