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The Art and Architecture Thesaurus

"The AAT is a structured vocabulary currently containing around 131,000 terms and other information about concepts. Terms for any concept may include the plural form of the term, singular form, natural order, inverted order, spelling variants, scientific and common forms, various forms of speech, and synonyms that have various etymological roots. Among these terms, one is flagged as the preferred term, or descriptor. There may be multiple descriptors reflecting usage in multiple languages. Preferences for individual contributors may differ and are noted.

Wisconsin Thesaurus

"The thesaurus was designed to describe services commonly provided by state governments in general. The participating states hope that by using this vocabulary it will be possible to develop methods making it easier to search for information across states. It is designed to be small and general in nature rather than large and specific.
This thesaurus is a suggested controlled vocabulary for use in creating metatag information for the Dublin Core Subject field (DC.Subject) for state government web pages."

U.S. Agency for International Development Thesaurus

"In addition to subject coverage, the Thesaurus contains descriptors for many USAID management concepts and for other topics of special concern to USAID. Proper names (with the exception of a few USAID program names) do not appear in the Thesaurus, nor do geographic names below the country level. The organization of the concepts in the USAID Thesaurus is not intended to reflect USAID's programmatic divisions.

United Nations Bibliographical Information System Thesaurus

"The multilingual UNBIS Thesaurus contains the terminology used in subject analysis of documents and other materials relevant to United Nations programmes and activities. It is multidisciplinary in scope, reflecting the Organization’s wide-ranging concerns. The terms included are meant to reflect accurately, clearly, concisely and with a sufficient degree of specificity, matters of importance and interest to the United Nations.

Thesaurus for Use in College and University Archives

"The approximately 1,300 terms in this thesaurus come from many sources; before weeding, there were nearly 5,000 seed terms that originated in several existing controlled and uncontrolled vocabularies. A few terms have been added by the editor to fill obvious omissions in the hierarchy, and reference has been made both to the Education Resources Information Center (ERIC) thesaurus and to Helen Willa Samuels’s Varsity Letters for enlightenment and clarity, although neither of these sources was incorporated.

Los Angeles Comprehensive Bibliographic Database Thesaurus

"The LACBD Thesaurus was compiled from the subject indexes that accompany the two bibliographies to provide a controlled vocabulary that spans one hundred years of Los Angeles subject matter. This specificity means that some terms and names one might expect in a thesaurus about Los Angeles will not be present. Likewise, general subject hierarchies that may have been constructed to place orphan terms were not developed, although the current structure allows for future development. Part one of the LACBD thesaurus is a common subject thesaurus.

Illinois Researcher Information Service Keyword Thesaurus

"IRIS (Illinois Researcher Information Service) has been replaced by the grants database service GrantForward, hosted and managed by Cazoodle, Inc. GrantForward features enhanced search and user account interfaces, as well as an administrative console for generating usage reports and managing grants for your institution. IRIS' Subject Keywords have been renamed 'Categories' within the Grant Forward system. These categories represent a curated list of disciplines that a grant belongs to. These categories can be queried directly in the Advanced Search.

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