Ciência da Informação
Print version ISSN 0100-1965
TRISTAO, Ana Maria Delazari; FACHIN, Gleisy Regina Bóries and ALARCON, Orestes Estevam. Faceted classification system and thesaurus: technical instruments for knowledge organization. Ci. Inf. [online]. 2004, vol.33, n.2, pp. 161-171. ISSN 0100-1965. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0100-19652004000200017.
The objective of this article is to contribute to and thoroughly analyze theoretical and conceptual questions which are the base for a conception of faceted classification systems and thesaurus. Theoretical aspects about the means utilized in information organization and retrieval are presented. The systems of knowledge organization include different schemes for organizing, managing and retrieving information.There are different types of systems, for instance, classification system, thesaurus, subject heading, ontology, glossaries and dictionaries. Principles, nature and types of classification systems are described, with special emphasis on the systems of faceted classification and thesaurus.
Keywords : Classification System; Faceted classification; Thesaurus; Knowledge organization.