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Indexing of documents and new scientific fields: on the margins of the problem

Summary: The current rapid development of sciences and the emergence of new disciplines are referred to as the analytic-synthetic period. New fields with new terminology are emerging on borders of traditional sciences. The great frequency of neologisms emerging in this context puts considerable demands on the indexers. In connection with introducing or proposing new lexical units into controlled vocabularies and indexing, there is a danger of synonymy, especially interlinguistic synonyms, quasi synonyms, and homonyms. It is therefore necessary to carefully verify the terms in a subject analysis, on a website, in other sources created by information professionals and, finally, consultations with experts in related fields.


Keywords: controlled vocabulary, homonymy, index terms, indexing, indexers, interdisciplinarity, new words, science, subject analysis, synonymy, technologies, terminology

PhDr. Aleš Hrazdil / Slezská univerzita v Opavě, Filozoficko-přírodovědná fakulta, Ústav bohemistiky a knihovnictví (Silesian University, Faculty of Philosophy and Science in Opava, The Institute of the Czech Language and Library Science), Masarykova třída 343/37, 746 01 Opava

Apr 03, 2020