Creating Relationships Between Terms

You can create relationships between different terms.

The following relationships can be created between terms in the thesaurus:

  • Related Term: When one term is closely related to another term. For example: you might want the word “t-shirt” to be a related term for “clothing”.

  • Use:  When you want a specific term to replace the user entered term. For example: “outwear” could replace “clothing”.
  • Used For: When you want to suggest a specific term instead of the user entered term. For example: “outwear” could be used instead of “clothing”.
  • Broader Term: When one term is related to another particular term, but also has a wider meaning. For example: you might want the word “jacket” to be used as a broader term for “blazer”, “overcoat”, and “parka”.
  • Narrower Term: When one term is related to another particular term, but also has a more specific meaning. For example: you might want the word “blazer” to be a narrower term for “jacket”.

To add a relationship between two terms, follow these steps:

1) Hover over an existing term.

2) Click the Edit icon.

3) In the right-hand panel, select a relationship category, for example NT (Narrower Term).

4) Click on another term from the thesaurus and drag it into the right-hand panel.

5) The relationship is set between the two terms.

By default, the thesaurus is set up so that you can make the relationships reflexive. For example: if you added “jacket” as a broader term for “blazer”, the thesaurus would automatically make “blazer” a narrower term for “jacket”.  If you don’t want a particular term to have a reflexive relationship, deselect the Reflexive checkbox whilst editing that term.

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