Download – Subject-oriented version

The subject-oriented or systematic version is presented by field and organised into microthesauri.

 

Each field is displayed in two parts: a subject-oriented version of the microthesauri belonging to the field and a terminology of the field.

 

Subject-oriented version of the microthesauri

 

Each page is identified by a title composed of the number and name of the microthesaurus. The title is followed by an arrow to the right if the microthesaurus continues on the following page, or preceded by an arrow to the left if it is the continuation of a microthesaurus.

 

Example:

0421 parliament <--> 0421 parliament

 

The subject-oriented version is classed by number of microthesaurus and is identical in each language version.

 

Each page is divided into two columns and contains:

 

— the higher descriptors with no broader descriptor (top term), in bold type and alphabetical order;

 

— under each top-term descriptor, the specific descriptors, presented in bold type, preceded by the abbreviation ‘NT’ (narrower term) followed by a figure showing the number of hierarchical steps between the specific descriptor and the hierarchically higher descriptor (top term);

 

— the specific descriptors are listed in ascending hierarchical order and, within each hierarchical level, in alphabetical order.

 

Each descending hierarchical level is shown by a further indent compared with the previous level. The descriptors in the hierarchical chain can be accompanied by their associated descriptors, in ordinary type, preceded by the abbreviation ‘RT’.

 

The associated descriptors are followed by the number, in brackets, of the microthesaurus to which they belong, except when they are classified in the same microthesaurus.

 

An arrow pointing right at the bottom of the page indicates that the hierarchical list in the second column continues on the next page.

 

Field terminology

 

The terminology organises the descriptors and nondescriptors in the field alphabetically.

 

The terminology of the field is identified by a title which consists of the words ‘Field terminology:’ followed by the number and name of the field in capital letters. It is organised in two columns and comprises two types of entry, listed alphabetically.

 

* Alphabetical entry based on the first word of the descriptor:

 

— the descriptor followed by the number, in brackets, of the microthesaurus to which it belongs, in bold type.

 

Example:

air force (0821)

 

* Alphabetical entry based on the first word of the nondescriptor:

— the non-descriptor in ordinary type;

 

— on the following line, the corresponding descriptor in bold type, preceded by the word ‘USE’ and followed in brackets by the number of the microthesaurus to which it belongs.

 

Example:

conditions of detention

USE prison system (1216)