A Study on Developing Facets for Subject Headings in Korea

한국 주제명 표목의 패싯 유형 개발에 관한 연구

  • 최윤경 (이화여자대학교 사회과학대학 문헌정보학전공) ;
  • 정연경 (이화여자대학교 사회과학대학 문헌정보학전공)
  • Received : 2015.10.22
  • Accepted : 2015.11.03
  • Published : 2015.11.30


The subject heading is an elaborate access tool for subject browsing and searching in information retrieval environment. The purpose of this study is to suggest the applicable facets to subject headings in Korea. First, the concepts of subject and the definitions of facets were investigated in the literature review. Second, six cases including OCLC's FAST, PRECIS, "Thesaurus construction and use", CC $7^{th}$ edition, BC $2^{nd}$ Edition, and UDC $3^{rd}$ Edition were analyzed to focus on configuration of facets as case studies. Based on the results, twenty-two facets were proposed including Topical, Event, Geography, Chronology, Personal and Corporate Name, Title, Form, Genre, Language, and Person facets as 11 top facets. Also, Topical-Thing/Entity and Topical-Action/Status, Part, Kind, Property, Whole, Material, Patient, Product, By-Product and Agent facets as sub-facets of Topical facet.


Subject Access;Subject Heading;Thesaurus;Classification;Facet;Aboutness;Isness


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