Collection of terminology databases based on degree theses
written at the University of Applied Sciences Cologne

Directions of use

The database is made up of three parts - the terminology or biblio-
graphy lists, the graphical view of concept system and the terminology data or the bibliography data - and apart from that there exists a search function.

Choosing the language and entering the search words

The form on the left at the top corner can be used to change the language (1), to choose between terminology and bibliography list (2) and to tip in the search words (3).

The Fuzzy search (4)

With the help of the fuzzy search you can find entries which are similar to the search word or entries which contain the search words. You can set the fuzzy index in order to determine the degree of similarity. The smaller the degree of similarity, the more terms will be returned by the fuzzy search.

The search determines the amount of common letters contained in both words, and so it can happen that some of the terms that were found have nothing to do with the meaning of the search word.

The terminology list

With the alphabetical sorted list you can have direct access to the terminology entries in the database which will be then displayed on the right of the browser screen. Apart from that you obtain an overview of the terms that the database contains. Entries in parentheses are subject headings and do not contain any grammatical information, definitions or contexts.



The list of bibliographical sources

The alphabetically sorted list contains all the sources indicated in the entries, which in general consist of the name of the author and the details of publication.

With a click on a bibliography link the corresponding bibliographical entry will be shown on the right:

The concept system

On the right hand side of the browser screen is displayed the concept system, in which the terms that appear in the database are brought into a hierarchical relationship with each other.

The concept system is easy to use:

  • With a click on the + sign of a branch you can open the branch and show the terms underneath.
  • With a click on the – sign you can close this branch.
  • With a click on a term you can display on the right hand side the corresponding entry.

Terms in parentheses are subject headings and do not contain any grammatical information, definitions or contexts.



The terminology entries

The heading of each terminology entry contains general information on the database, such as subject field, Lenoch code, author and notation of the entry which determines its position within the concept system, as well as, in some cases, a comment on the entry.

The names of the term in the different languages, marked with the corresponding flag of the country, follow directly after the heading.

The names are explained by definitions and contexts, for which the sources are given in short form, coloured blue.

With a click on this blue-coloured bibliography link you come to the display of the complete bibliography entry (see above).

Definitions and contexts often contain blue-coloured links to other terms of the database. When you click on one of these, the fuzzy search is started and a list with the entry, as well as similar terms, is displayed on the left hand side.



Project description (German) To the terminology collection

Institute for
Information Management

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