Indexer: The International Journal of Indexing (The)

The world through words

Indexer: The International Journal of Indexing (The) (2010), 28, (4), 146–150.

Abstract

In this edited version of her keynote address to the 2010 ISC/SCI Annual Conference Michèle Hudon discusses the importance of words, their power as a tool for information communication, and the difficulty, particularly in a multilingual, multicultural context, of matching word to concept.

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Hudon, M. (1998) Compatibility is not a synonym of identity: conceptual structures in multilingual thesauri. Knowledge Organization 25(4), 152–5. Compatibility is not a synonym of identity: conceptual structures in multilingual thesauri Knowledge Organization 25 152 5 Google Scholar

Nykyri, S. (2010) Equivalence and translation strategies in multilingual thesaurus construction. Doctoral dissertation, Åbo, Finland: Åbo Akademi University Press. Equivalence and translation strategies in multilingual thesaurus construction Google Scholar

Oard, D. W. (1997) Cross-language text retrieval research in the USA. In Third Delos Workshop. Cross-Language Information Retrieval, Zurich, Switzerland, 5–7 March 1997 [online] http://www.ercim.eu/publication/ws-proceedings/DELOS3/Oard.pdf (accessed on 3 August 2010). Google Scholar

Sapir, E. (1929) The status of linguistics as a science. Language 5, 205–14. The status of linguistics as a science Language 5 205 14 Google Scholar

Trabant, J. (2000) How realistic are Humboldt’s ‘Weltansichten’? pp. 25–44 in Explorations in linguistic relativity. Amsterdam, Netherlands: John Benjamins. How realistic are Humboldt’s ‘Weltansichten’? pp Explorations in linguistic relativity 25 44 Google Scholar

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Whorf, B. (1956) Language, thought, and reality: selected writings of Benjamin Lee Whorf, ed. J. B. Carroll. Cambridge, Mass: MIT Press. Language, thought, and reality: selected writings of Benjamin Lee Whorf Google Scholar

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Hudonc, Michèle