Construction of Controlled Vocabularies

A Primer

Table of Contents

(Note: Numbers in the parentheses representing the section numbers in Z39.19-2005.
Figure numbers and example numbers are consistent with the Z39.19 printed edition.)

  1. Why Vocabulary Control (1; 5.1)
  2. Principles of Controlled Vocabularies (5.3)
  3. Structures of Controlled Vocabularies (5.4)
  4. Semantic Relationships Used in Controlled Vocabularies (8)
  5. Displaying Controlled Vocabularies (9)
  6. Why and When to Use a Particular Structure (Appendix B)
  7. Use of Controlled Vocabularies in Information Storage and Retrieval Systems -- Examples taken from the real world
  8. About Z39.19 Guidelines for the Construction, Format, and Management of Monolingual Controlled Vocabularies

| Table of Contents |
| 1. Why Vocabulary Control | 2. Principles | 3. Structures| 4. Semantic Relationships |
| 5. Displays | 6. When to use | 7. Examples of use | 8. About Z39.19 |
©NISO, 2005 http://www.niso.org/


Source: Based on ANSI/NISO Z39.19-2005 ISBN: 1-880124-65-3 
Guidelines for the Construction, Format, and Management of Monolingual Controlled Vocabularies

The document is available at NISO Approved Standards page:
http://www.niso.org/kst/reports/standards/

This tutorial is compiled by Marcia Lei Zeng,
a member of the Z39.19 Standard Committee
All questions regarding this tutorial should be sent to mzeng@kent.edu


Zeng, Marcia Lei. 2005. Construction of Controlled Vocabularies, A Primer (based on Z39.19).
http://www.slis.kent.edu/~mzeng/Z3919/index.htm