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Controlled vocabulary

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An indexing system in which the indexer, in assigning descriptors or subject headings to works, selects a list of preferred terms. All other synonymous and closely related terms become lead-in vocabulary, indicated by a brief instruction to See or Use the preferred term.

See also: cross-reference and natural language.

External Links[edit]

  • What Is A Controlled Vocabulary? Boxes and Arrows article

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