38. évfolyam, 1992. 3. szám



"The stem and the branches." Knowledge organization and syntax. A review of Tibor Horváth's thesis for candidate's degree. Part 2


The first part of the review was published in the No.1 1992 issue of this journal (pp.50-58). This part deals with the PRECIS indexing language and its application in Hungary, describing the indexing system developed by the staff members of the Országos Pedagógiai Könyvtár és Múzeum (Central Library and Museum of Education) for the indexing of literature in the field of education. The PRECIS syntax can be applied to different kinds of indexing units e.g. free text, descriptors or keywords, the goal being the construction of a synthesized subject heading from the independent indexing elements, similar to a sentence in the natural language. Due to the peculiarities of the Hungarian language, suffixes as well as the transformation of predicates caused special problems. The reviewer presents excerpts from the thesis, providing some comments and explanations on the relevant parts. (pp. 445-452)

Országos Széchényi Könyvtár