Frequent Questions

Does Terminology Services use standards?

Terminology Services utilizes commercially available terminology management software known as Synaptica KMS. Synaptica is based on the ANSI/NISO Z39.19 terminology management standard. ANSI/NISO Z39.19 presents guidelines and conventions for the contents, display, construction, testing, maintenance, and management of monolingual controlled vocabularies. It focuses on controlled vocabularies that are used for the representation of content objects in knowledge organization systems including lists, synonym rings, taxonomies, and thesauri. Information about ANSI/NISO Z39.19 can be found at

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