VEST Registry. Vocabularies
All the vocabularies in the VEST Registry are classified by type and subject domain. Most of the Vocabularies are related to indexing. The purpose of indexing is to facilitate the search and finding of the content in a collection by the use of controlled/code lists, authority files or controlled subject vocabularies. The indexing ensures that the content will be found by users when they search specifically in information management systems. There are different type of vocabularies like authority files, classification systems, concept maps, controlled lists, ontologies, taxonomies or subject headings. But under the concept Vocabularies you can find as well dictionaries, encyclopedies, glossaries, lexical databases or topic trees.
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A structured vocabulary of 12,100 English terms in the field of African studies, the African Studies Thesaurus is developed and maintained by staff at the library of the African Studies Centre Leiden. It is used for indexing and retrieving material in the library collection and is directly linked to the catalogue.
The Agriculture and Forestry Ontology (AFO) is based in the Agriforest thesaurus and maintained by the Viikki campus library, of the University of Helsinki Library. It contains 6000 concepts in four languages (English, Finnish, Swedish and Latin) .
A tool for selecting terms for information retrieval from eViikki database. Subjects covered are agriculture, forestry, food, nutrition, household sciences, consumer research, rural development, environmental science. It contains Finnish and English index terms, scientific names of plants, plant diseases, and pests.
The database provides detailed information on 670 agroforestry tree species in order to help field workers and researchers in selecting appropriate species for agroforestry systems and technologies. For each species, the database includes information on identity, ecology and distribution, propagation and management, functional uses, pests and diseases and a bibliography.
This project has been funded by the British Department for International Development (DFID), the European Union and the World Agroforestry Centre.
AGROVOC is a multilingual structured and controlled vocabulary designed to cover the terminology of all subject fields in agriculture, forestry, fisheries, food and related domains (e.g. environment). The AGROVOC Thesaurus was developed by FAO and the Commission of the European Communities in the early 1980s. Since then it has been updated continuously by FAO and local institutions in member countries. AGROVOC is mainly used for indexing and retrieving data in agricultural information systems both inside and outside FAO. Its main role is to standardize the indexing process in order to make searching simpler and more efficient, and to provide the user with the most relevant resources.
By Phil Myers
ARABTERM is a multilingual terminology database which provides United Nations nomenclature and special terms in four of the official UN languages - Arabic, English, French and Spanish. The database is mainly intended for use by the language and editorial staff of the United Nations to ensure consistent translation of common terms and phrases used within the Organization.
APAIS is a subject index to scholarly articles in the social sciences and humanities published in Australia, and to selected periodical articles, conference papers, book and newspaper articles on Australian economic, social, political and cultural affairs. It is used to index articles for APAIS: Australian Public Affairs Information Service and to search it and other Australian Public Affairs
The BCH Thesaurus provides a pre-defined list of terms, related synonyms and translations used in the specific context of records registered with the Biosafety Clearing-House. It establishes the relationships between these terms to facilitate retrieval of records. The BCH Controlled Vocabulary uses the ‘preferred’ terms from the BCH Thesaurus to classify records in the BCH, which allows users to consistently register and search for information in the databases in multiple languages.
This ontology manages reference data about biological species needed for fisheries fact sheets and statistical information, among other resources. Species items are organized and maintained in the Aquatic Science and Fisheries Information System (ASFIS) and currently includes nearly 11.000 species items related to Fisheries and Aquaculture.
CABICODES enable searchers to locate general subject categories which are not easy to retrieve using descriptors alone and help them to exclude irrelevant information from their searches. CABICODES have been derived from the classification schemes used in the AGRICOLA and AGRIS databases, with changes made to allow for differences in subject scope and emphasis.
The CAB Thesaurus is the essential search tool for all users of the CAB ABSTRACTS™ and Global Health databases and related products. The CAB Thesaurus is not only an invaluable aid for database users but it has many potential uses by individuals and organizations indexing their own information resources for both internal use and on the Internet..
The Chinese Library Classification (中国图书馆分类法 CLC), also known as Classification for Chinese Libraries (CCL), is effectively the national library classification scheme in China. It is used in almost all primary and secondary schools, universities, academic institutions, as well as public libraries. It is also used by publishers to classify all books published in China.
Alpha-2 codes arranged alphabetically by the English name of language.
Alpha-3 codes arranged alphabetically by the English name of language.
The Ontology contains a subset of about 400 terms highly relevant to crop wild relatives. Terms with high relevance to CWR domain are grouped into themes, roughly corresponding to AGROVOC (top level) categories, or indicatives of the thematic sources from which the terms were collected (biological, geographical on-line dictionaries etc), with an attempt to balance the number of terms between the groups.
The Encyclopedia of Life is an ecosystem of Web sites that makes all key information about all life on Earth freely accessible. The portal contains about 25 exemplar species pages and tens of thousands of additional species pages authenticated by scientists, in addition to about 1 million minimal species pages.
The Environmental Dictionary (EnDic) is maintained by the Finnish Environment Institute (SYKE). Since 2009 it also contains the MetDic (Meteorological Dictionary) maintaned by the Finnish meteorological institute (FMI).
It contains environmental terms in nine languages: Finnish, Estonian, English, French, German, Swedish, Lithuanian, Latvian and Russian.
The dictionary has about 90,000 search words in different languages and provides definitions for 2,000 terms in English, Estonian and Finnish. The 9,000 meteorological terms of the MetDic dictionary are given in Finnish, Swedish and English.
The Environmental Dictionary EnDic covers a wide field of environmental protection and nature conservation, including such areas as meteorology, hydrology, environmental engineering, water supply and wastewater treatment, waste management and the environmental policy of the EU.
The Thesaurus of ERIC Descriptors (Thesaurus) is a controlled vocabulary - a selected list of education-related words and phrases assigned to ERIC records to organize them by subject and make them easier to retrieve through a search.
The Eurovoc thesaurus is a multilingual, polythematic thesaurus focusing on the law and legislation of the European Union (EU). Eurovoc has been developed as a result of cooperation between the European Parliament, the EC Committee and the Publication Office with support from DG XIII. Eurovoc may be used especially in libraries and information centres specializing in law, legislation and politics. Within the EU, the Eurovoc thesaurus is used in the Library of the European Parliament, the Publication Office as well as other information institutions of the EU.