Friday, 8 November 2013
Multilingual Controlled Vocabulary Thesaurus & Bartoc
EuroVoc is a multilingual, multidisciplinary thesaurus covering the activities of the EU, the European Parliament in particular. It contains terms in 23 EU languages (Bulgarian, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hungarian, Italian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Maltese, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Slovak, Slovenian, Spanish and Swedish), plus Serbian.
EuroVoc is managed by the Publications Office, which moved forward to ontology-based thesaurus management and semantic web technologies conformant to W3C recommendations as well as latest trends in thesaurus standards.
EuroVoc users include the European Parliament, the Publications Office, national and regional parliaments in Europe, plus national governments and private users around the world.
It is available at http://eurovoc.europa.eu/drupal/
The Basel Register of Thesauri, Ontologies and Classifications (BARTOC) collects metadata of controlled and structured vocabularies and provides a search interface in 20 languages. Metadata are enriched with DDC-numbers down to the third level and subject headings from Eurovoc, the EU's multilingual thesaurus (© European Union, 2013, http://eurovoc.europa.eu/). BARTOC currently contains about 600 items (Thesauri, Ontologies, Classifications, Controlled Vocabularies,
Taxonomies) in 65 languages and is still growing.