CRS Named-Entity Subject Terms Used in THOMAS

"Legislative analysts from the Congressional Research Service (CRS) closely examine the content of each bill and resolution and assign (index) as many Subject terms as are required to describe the measure's substance and effects. Beginning with the 111th Congress, all legislative measures are assigned at least one Subject term drawn from the terms presented at CRS Legislative Subject Terms. Searchable Subjects also include a large number of terms corresponding to geographic areas (foreign and domestic), U.S. government entities, and congressional committees shown in the list below."

Superintendent of Documents Classification System

"The U.S. Superintendent of Documents developed this system (also called SuDocs) for the arrangement of federal government publications. Arrangement is basically by issuing agency. The Documents Library uses this classification system. The Superintendent of Documents (SuDocs) classification system for publications generally groups together documents by issuing agency. SuDocs numbers consist of a letter, designating the particular issuing agency, followed by numbers identifying subordinate bureaus within the agencies and specific publications."

Thésaurus du Journal des débats

"En usage depuis 1988, le Thésaurus du Journal des débats est un outil documentaire composé de plus de 4500 descripteurs servant à l'indexation du Journal des débats à l'Assemblée nationale du Québec. Ces descripteurs couvrent le domaine très vaste de l'information politique, économique et sociale émanant des discussions et des travaux des parlementaires québécois.

"In use since 1988, the Thesaurus of the Journal des débats is a documentary tool composed of more than 4500 descriptors used to index the Journal of Debates to the National Assembly of Quebec.These descriptors cover the vast field of information Political, economic and social issues arising from the discussions and work of Quebec parliamentarians.

Thésaurus de l'Activité Gouvernementale du Québec

"Le Thésaurus de l'activité gouvernementale est le résultat des efforts fournis pour rassembler les termes que la langue française parlée au Québec offre pour nommer les concepts utilisés dans l'Administration, pour communiquer à propos de l'activité gouvernementale et pour favoriser le recours aux programmes et aux services publics. Le thésaurus est un mécanisme normalisé qui favorise la constitution d'une base sémantique générale constituée de volets importants du vocabulaire essentiel au fonctionnement des services publics et à la description de l'activité gouvernementale.

"The Government Activity Thesaurus is the result of efforts to bring together the terms that the French language spoken in Quebec offers to name the concepts used in the Administration, to communicate about government activity and to promote the use of Programs and public services The thesaurus is a standardized mechanism that promotes the development of a general semantic base of important vocabulary components in the functioning of public services and the description of government activity.

Code of Federal Regulations

"The Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) annual edition is the codification of the general and permanent rules published in the Federal Register by the departments and agencies of the Federal Government. It is divided into 50 titles that represent broad areas subject to Federal regulation. The 50 subject matter titles contain one or more individual volumes, which are updated once each calendar year, on a staggered basis.

Thesaurus of Australian Government Subjects

"It contains a total of 3216 terms, comprising 1430 Preferred terms and 1786 Non-preferred terms (entry terms or reference points). The structure is hierarchical, using a 'tree' structure that starts with broad concepts (top terms) which are then broken down into narrower concepts. The structure is fairly flat, with 571 top terms, and a maximum of 3-4 steps in each hierarchy. Subject thesaurus terms are used to describe the subject matter of resources - they describe what resources are about.

Government of Canada Core Subject Thesaurus

"The Government of Canada Core Subject Thesaurus is a bilingual thesaurus consisting of terminology which represents all the fields treated in information resources of the Government of Canada. It contains 4,801 terms in English and 4,868 in French, including 2,180 preferred terms in each language. All fields of knowledge are represented in the thesaurus, to varying degrees. Because of the great variety of subjects covered by the thesaurus, its terminology is rather general. By design, it does not include specialized terminology used in specific and limited disciplines.

Australian Governments' Interactive Functions Thesaurus

"The Australian Governments' Interactive Functions Thesaurus (AGIFT) is a three-level hierarchical thesaurus that describes the business functions carried out across Australian, state and local governments in Australia. It contains 25 high-level functions, each with second and third level terms, as well as non-preferred terms and related terms. Its main purpose is to describe web-based resources to aid online discovery of government information and services."