Roget's Thesaurus

English Abstract: 

"Roget's Thesaurus is composed of six primary classes. (...) Each class is composed of multiple divisions and then sections. This may be conceptualized as a tree containing over a thousand branches for individual 'meaning clusters' or semantically linked words. Although these words are not strictly synonyms, they can be viewed as colours or connotations of a meaning or as a spectrum of a concept. One of the most general words is chosen to typify the spectrum as its headword, which labels the whole group.
Roget's schema of classes and their subdivisions is based on the philosophical work of Leibniz (...), itself following a long tradition of epistemological work starting with Aristotle. Some of Aristotle's Categories are included in Roget's first class 'abstract relations'."

Alternative Title: 
Roget's Hyperlinked Thesaurus
English Title: 
Roget's Thesaurus
Year of Creation: 
1999
Author: 
Peter Mark Roget
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