Controlled vocabulary and thesauri in support of online info.

In WWW -- Wealth, Weariness or Waste (D-Lib, Nov. 1998) David Batty discusses how to exploit indexing information to provide better access to data using structured language (controlled vocabularies and thesauri). A good read for all you facet fans.

    This article offers some thoughts on the problems of access to information in a machine-sensible environment, and the potential of modern library techniques to help in solving them. It explains how authors and publishers can make information more accessible by providing indexing information that uses controlled vocabulary, terms from a thesaurus, or other linguistic assistance to searchers and readers.

thanks, heyotwell