The Role of Classification in Terminology Documentation

  • W. Nedobity
Part of the Studies in Classification, Data Analysis, and Knowledge Organization book series (STUDIES CLASS)


Due to the rapid increase of terminological literature all over the world it became necessary to create appropriate tools for the bibliographic control of this relatively new subject field of its own right. Within the framework of content analysis of terminological literature classification activities have a predominant role. In order to facilitate and unify the classification of theoretical works in terminology, Infoterm established a new classification scheme called TCL (Terminology Classification) which covers also the neighbouring fields of this domain. Furthermore the classification of terminological vocabularies has again different requirements such as the availability of an abridged and condensed version of a universal classification scheme. Infoterm has also prepared a draft proposal for this purpose.


Classification Scheme Knowledge Technology Logical Space Subject Field Knowledge Element 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • W. Nedobity
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  1. 1.Österreichisches Normungsinstitut (ON) — InfotermWienAustria

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