Project - Wortgutredaktion of the Thesaurus of the Environmental Data Catalogue
The International Board of the 'Wortgutredaktion' (WGR) of the 'Thesaurus of the Environmental Data Catalogue' was initiated to continually adapt the contents of the Thesaurus of the Environmental Data Catalogue to the needs of its users. The Board is composed by representatives of institutions, environmental experts and co-operation partners, and it is directed by the 'Co-ordination Unit Thesaurus Development' at the Federal Environment Agency in Vienna.
The International Society for Environmental Protection (ISEP) maintains the homepage of the ‘Wortgutredaktion’ and is in charge of the administrative organization.
The activity of the "Wortgutredaktion" (WGR) covers the following key issues:
- Management of Contents:
Ensure the visualisation of environmentally relevant expert fields with corresponding descriptors.
- Management of Concepts and Words:
Ensure a high linguistic quality of the Thesaurus and of its translation into other languages.
- Management of versions
- Software Development:
Development and supply of all necessary software tools.
The activity is based on the international Standards ISO 2788 (documentation - Guidelines for the Establishment and Development of Monolingual Thesauri) and ISO 5964 (Documentation – Guidelines for the Establishment and Development of Multilingual Thesauri) or, respectively on the relevant DIN-standard 1463 Part 1 and 2.
The Thesaurus is based on the environmental Thesaurus of the German Federal Environment Agency, Berlin and comprises approx. 8.500 descriptors and approx. 16.000 synonymes. It is on-line available (http://gis.ubavie.gv.at/thesaurus) and can be ordered as a
- CD-ROM "THESshow", CD-ROM-version of the UDK-Thesaurus
- Printed version in 3 volumes"Thesaurus des Umweltdatenkatalogs"
(Vol I: 982 pages, vol II: 284 pages, vol III: 401 pages)