Medical Subject Headings (MeSH®)

Short Description:

MeSH is the National Library of Medicine’s controlled vocabulary thesaurus. It consists of sets of terms naming descriptors in a hierarchical structure that permits searching at various levels of specificity.

MeSH descriptors are arranged in both an alphabetic and a hierarchical structure. At the most general level of the hierarchical structure are very broad headings such as “Anatomy” or “Mental Disorders.” More specific headings are found at more narrow levels of the twelve-level hierarchy, such as “Ankle” and “Conduct Disorder.” There are 27,149 descriptors in 2014 MeSH. There are also over 218,000 entry terms that assist in finding the most appropriate MeSH Heading, for example, “Vitamin C” is an entry term to “Ascorbic Acid.” In addition to these headings, there are more than 219,000 headings called Supplementary Concept Records (formerly Supplementary Chemical Records) within a separate thesaurus.

URL:

 http://www.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/meshhome.html

Owned/Developed by:

  1. Name of Owner:         see http://www.nlm.nih.gov/pubs/factsheets/mesh.html 
  2. Name of Developer:
  3. Technical Contact:
  4. License Contact:

Adopted (as opposed to owned) by organizations/publishers:

How is this Knowledge Model used?

Description of the current use case(s) of the KM

Description of the future/potential use cases of the KM (not yet realized)

What are the main goals for using this KM?

Rationale for KM vs other means of searching and browsing?

Is the KM being actively developed?

Yes

12. License information:

License not required

Wiley

Knowledge Models Used:

MeSH

SNOMED CT

URL:

http://www.wiley.com

Short Description:

Wiley’s Global Research business is a provider of content-enabled solutions to improve outcomes in research, education and professional practice with online tools, journals, books, databases, reference works and laboratory protocols. With strengths in every major academic, scientific and professional field, and strong brands including Wiley Blackwell and Wiley VCH, Wiley proudly partners with over 800 prestigious societies representing two million members. Through Wiley Online Library, we provide online access to a broad range of content: over 4 million articles from 1,500 journals, 9,000+ books, and many reference works and databases. Access to abstracts and searching is free, full content is accessible through licensing agreements, and large portions of the content are provided free or at nominal cost to nations in the developing world through partnerships with organizations such as HINARI, AGORA, and OARE.

Wiley’s Professional Development business creates products and services that help customers become more effective in the workplace and achieve career success. It brings to life the ideas and best practices of thought leaders in business, finance, accounting, workplace learning, management, leadership, technology, behavioral health, engineering/architecture, and education to serve these communities worldwide.

Wiley Global Education serves undergraduate, graduate, and advanced placement students, lifelong learners, and, in Australia, secondary school students. We publish educational materials in all media, notably through WileyPLUS, our integrated online suite of teaching and learning resources. Our programs target the sciences, engineering, computer science, mathematics, business and accounting, statistics, geography, hospitality and the culinary arts, education, psychology, and modern languages.

Contact:

  • Jason Markos, *protected email*
  • Will Wilcox, *protected email*

General Linguistics Taxonomy

Short Description:

The General Linguistics Taxonomy covers all major areas of linguistics and communication science. It includes precise definitions, in-depth explanations, and synonyms and/or antonyms where applicable. Languages: English and German.

URL:

The model is not currently available externally.

Owned/Developed by:

  1. Name of Owner: De Gruyter
  2. Name of Developer: De Gruyter
  3. Technical Contact: Bettina de Keijzer, *protected email*
  4. License Contact: Not applicable

How is this KM applied?

With auto-tagging software (Luxid/TEMIS).

How is this KM used?

  1. Direct Bibliographic Search | Indirect (e.g., used to expose content resulting from other user actions)
  2. Display | Grouping of results

Description of the current use case(s) of the KM

Enhance content from certain subject areas by adding keywords from the General Linguistics Taxonomy.

Description of the future/potential use cases of the KM (not yet realized)

Show definitions of linguistic terms with mouseover and present enriched content to authors on De Gruyter Online with options to edit (delete or add) automatically assigned taxonomy/keywords.

What are the main goals for using this KM?

  1. Enhance UX
  2. Increase Search Engine Ranking
  3. Increase time user spends on site
  4. Increase traffic
  5. Increase downloads
  6. Closer connection of different content types
  7. Drive innovation

Rationale for KM vs other means of searching and browsing?

Using a KM is more useful for providing related content, since the taxonomy also includes relations. Showing more in-depth explanations for terms is more so a possibility with a complex KM.

Is the KM being actively developed?

Yes, internally.

License information:

KM is not currently available to license.

IOP Publishing

Knowledge Models Used

About

IOP Publishing provides publications through which leading-edge scientific research is distributed worldwide. IOP Publishing is central to the Institute of Physics (IOP), a not-for-profit society. Any financial surplus earned by IOP Publishing goes to support science through the activities of IOP.

Beyond our traditional journals programme, we make high-value scientific information easily accessible through an ever-evolving portfolio of community websites, magazines, conference proceedings and a multitude of electronic services. Focused on making the most of new technologies, we’re continually improving our electronic interfaces to make it easier for researchers to find exactly what they need, when they need it, in the format that suits them best.

http://ioppublishing.iop.org

Contacts

Graham McCann, *protected email*

Michael Roberts, *protected email*

 

De Gruyter

Knowledge Models Used:

About

The independent academic publisher De Gruyter can look back at a company history of over 260 years. Today, the De Gruyter group publishes over 1,300 new titles each year in the humanities, STM and law, more than 650 subscription based or Open Access journals, and a variety of digital products.

The company is headquartered in Berlin, with offices in Basel, Beijing, Boston and Munich.

Under its umbrella brand De Gruyter, the company runs the imprints of De Gruyter Akademie Forschung, Birkhäuser,De Gruyter Mouton, De Gruyter Open, De Gruyter Oldenbourg, and De Gruyter Saur.

Contact:

  • http://www.degruyter.com
  • Christian Kohl, christian.kohl (at) degruyter (dot) com
  • Bettina de Keijzer, Bettina.deKeijzer (at) degruyter (dot) com