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Potential of taxonomy to preserve and disseminate Fukushima accident information implemented by JAEA library

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Regarding Fukushima accident, it would be true that the relevant information has not been provided well enough for the affected people in and over Japan, for instance, as often being mixed, confused, too difficult to access or disappearing through the internet or websites. In this regard, it is necessary be to terminologically develop ways to access such affected information, like a taxonomy, composed of semantically controlled terms on the related events forming lineage-like hierarchical structures. To come up with a potential taxonomy to preserve and disseminate the affected information, this paper describes a preliminary view on the terminological aspects and availability of IAEA/INIS for the information implemented by JAEA Library. It is necessary to make new aspects and terms derived from the affected information, such as ‘beyond design basis’, more detailed, scrutinised and involved in the schemes, terminological aspects and IAEA/INIS, in order to improve the taxonomic potential.

Keywords: information preservation, information dissemination, Fukushima accident, terminology aspects, taxonomy, JAEA, Japan atomic energy agency, library, INIS, international nuclear information system, multilingualism, Japanese, internet, websites, nuclear knowledge management

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