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Ontologies, Taxonomies and thesauri in Systems Science and Systematics by Emilia Currás

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Preface

After a gap of a few years, I am once again devoting part of my professional activities to the subject of writing thesauri. In this day and age, in which electronic technologies rule the scene and where even the most recalcitrant users have a computer in their offices and homes with programs and applications which allow them to hold the world in their hands, it might seem totally superfluous to want to write yet again on the subject of thesauri. Experience is proving otherwise. Consider the dichotomy that exists between someone who is a user of information – i.e. data – who searches for and needs it in their daily activities, regardless of what these may be, and those who prepare this data for their respective uses. For many years, ...

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