• blind reference1. A term in a controlled vocabulary that has not been assigned to any content objects. These may be needed in some instances as place holders in taxonomies and other structured vocabularies. 2. A preferred term used in a SEE or USE reference where the term pointed to does not exist in the ...
  • bound termA term consisting of a compound term or phrase that indicates a single concept. (The phrase was originated by Mortimer Taube in his Studies in Coordinate Indexing, vol. 1, 1953, p. 43.) See also compound term.
  • broader termA term to which another term or multiple terms are subordinate in a hierarchy. In thesauri, the relationship indicator for this type of term is BT.
  • browsingThe process of visually scanning through organized collections of representations of content objects, controlled vocabulary terms, hierarchies, taxonomies, thesauri, etc.