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Government of Canada Core Subject Thesaurus / Thésaurus des sujets de base du gouvernement du Canada

“The Government of Canada Core Subject Thesaurus is a bilingual thesaurus consisting of terminology which represents all the fields treated in information resources of the Government of Canada. All fields of knowledge are represented in the thesaurus, to varying degrees.”

General information
Vocabulary type: 
Current version date: 
Thu, 2009-10-01
Was vocabulary created as a course project: 
Scope and Usage

“The tool is primarily intended for content managers, librarians, indexers and metadata developers in federal departments and agencies who must select controlled subject terms to index Government of Canada Web resources. In the Treasury Board Information Management Standard (TBITS) 39.2, the Government of Canada Core Subject Thesaurus is identified as the default controlled vocabulary for that purpose. Using the CST will help to reduce the duplication of effort in creating a variety of controlled vocabularies in the Government of Canada, as well as increase the interoperability of government web sites.”

Vocabulary characteristics
Type of display : 
Relationship types: 
Number of terms: 
4448 English, 4563 French
Number of preferred terms: 
2143 (both languages)
Terms and Conditions
Vocabulary provider name: 
Library and Archives Canada