|Oracle8i interMedia Text Reference
Release 2 (8.1.6)
Part Number A77063-01
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ctxloadThesaurus Import File
The import file must use the following format for entries in the thesaurus:
phrase BT broader_term NT narrower_term1 NT narrower_term2 . . . NT narrower_termN BTG broader_term NTG narrower_term1 NTG narrower_term2 . . . NTG narrower_termN BTP broader_term NTP narrower_term1 NTP narrower_term2 . . . NTP narrower_termN BTI broader_term NTI narrower_term1 NTI narrower_term2 . . . NTI narrower_termN SYN synonym1 SYN synonym2 . . . SYN synonymN USE synonym1 or SEE synonym1 or PT synonym1 RT related_term1 RT related_term2 . . . RT related_termN SN text language_key term
is a word or phrase that is defined as having synonyms, broader terms, narrower terms, and/or related terms.
In compliance with ISO-2788 standards, a TT marker can be placed before a phrase to indicate that the phrase is the top term in a hierarchy; however, the TT marker is not required. In fact, ctxload ignores TT markers during import.
A top term is identified as any phrase that does not have a broader term (BT, BTG, BTP, or BTI).
are the markers that indicate broader_termN is a broader (generic|partitive|instance) term for phrase.
broader_termN is a word or phrase that conceptually provides a more general description or category for phrase. For example, the word elephant could have a broader term of land mammal.
are the markers that indicate narrower_termN is a narrower (generic|partitive|instance) term for phrase.
If phrase does not have a broader (generic|partitive|instance) term, but has one or more narrower (generic|partitive|instance) terms, phrase is created as a top term in the respective hierarchy (in an interMedia Text thesaurus, the BT/NT, BTG/NTG, BTP/NTP, and BTI/NTI hierarchies are separate structures).
narrower_termN is a word or phrase that conceptually provides a more specific description for phrase. For example, the word elephant could have a narrower terms of indian elephant and african elephant.
is a marker that indicates phrase and synonymN are synonyms within a synonym ring.
synonymN is a word or phrase that has the same meaning for phrase. For example, the word dog could have a synonym of canine.
are markers that indicate phrase and synonym1 are synonyms within a synonym ring (similar to SYN).
The markers USE, SEE or PT also indicate synonym1 is the preferred term for the synonym ring. Any of these markers can be used to define the preferred term for a synonym ring.
is the marker that indicates related_termN is a related term for phrase.
related_termN is a word or phrase that has a meaning related to, but not necessarily synonymous with phrase. For example, the word dog could have a related term of wolf.
is the marker that indicates the following text is a scope note (i.e. comment) for the preceding entry.
term is the translation of phrase into the language specified by language_key.
In compliance with thesauri standards, the load file supports formatting hierarchies (BT/NT, BTG/NTG, BTP, NTP, BTI/NTI) by indenting the terms under the top term and using NT (or NTG, NTP, NTI) markers that include the level for the term:
phrase NT1 narrower_term1 NT2 narrower_term1.1 NT2 narrower_term1.2 NT3 narrower_term1.2.1 NT3 narrower_term1.2.2 NT1 narrower_term2 . . . NT1 narrower_termN
Using this method, the entire branch for a top term can be represented hierarchically in the load file.
The following conditions apply to the structure of the entries in the import file:
cranes (birds), cranes (lifting equipment)
VIEW CAMERAS SN Cameras with through-the lens focusing and a range of movements of the lens plane relative to the film plane
Example of Correct SN usage:
The following conditions apply to the relationships defined for the entries in the import file:
Example of incorrect RT usage:
Example of correct RT usage:
This section provides three examples of correctly formatted thesaurus import files.
cat SYN feline NT domestic cat NT wild cat BT mammal mammal BT animal domestic cat NT Persian cat NT Siamese cat wild cat NT tiger tiger NT Bengal tiger dog BT mammal NT domestic dog NT wild dog SYN canine domestic dog NT German Shepard wild dog NT Dingo
animal NT1 mammal NT2 cat NT3 domestic cat NT4 Persian cat NT4 Siamese cat NT3 wild cat NT4 tiger NT5 Bengal tiger NT2 dog NT3 domestic dog NT4 German Shepard NT3 wild dog NT4 Dingo cat SYN feline dog SYN canine