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Version 8.12

STW Content

  • The subject areas Environmental and resource economics (V.12), Public economics (V.09), Monetary and financial economics (V.05), International economics (V.07), and Labour (V.13) have been extensively revised. International management (B.01.07) has been added as a new subject category.
  • Details on changes
  • A first result of the skos-history project mentioned below is a SPARQL-generated list of newly introduced descriptors, sorted by subject categories.

User Interface

Linked data

  • A mapping to the WKD German labour law thesaurus, created by Wolters Kluwer Deutschland and the Semantic Web Company, has been added.
  • The mappings to GND, Thesoz and Agrovoc have been updated and/or adapted to more recent versions of the vocabularies; a major overhaul of the DBpedia mapping is still pending.
  • With the integration of the current version of the GND mapping, a older bug which prevented the use of GND/SWD synonyms in the Web Services for Economics has been overcome.
  • An experimental SPARQL endpoint with prior versions of STW is now available. It is part of ongoing work to make version histories of SKOS files prolific. For more information, see the skos-history project on Github.

Version 8.10

STW Content

  • STW Thesaurus for Economics version 8.10 comprises mainly a revision of the subject area "information and communication", i.a. the ICT sector (W.19), media industries (W.29), information economics (V.02.06), and information technology (B.09; N.10.07).
  • Details on changes

Linked Data

  • SKOS as a standardized interchange format facilitates the development and application of tools for automated consistency checks of thesauri. The results of such checks are step by step integrated into STW. Thanks to the creators of Poolparty Checker, Christian Mader who published qSKOS, and Christophe Dupriez, who shared his experiences from loading STW into ASKOSI.
  • The .xhtml files, which where labeled with the Internet Media Type "application/xhtml+xml" (conforming to RDFa 1.0), are discontinued, because they were hardly used.

Version 8.08

STW Content

  • STW Thesaurus for Economics goes back to the 90ies of last century and has been updated on a regular basis. During the last decades, economics and the economic and financial systems evolved and new subject matters surfaced. This is why we are working on a complete relaunch of STW, beginning with subthesaurus Business Economics. The other subthesauri will be dealt with successively. Moreover, new complementary terms, that have not been part of STW so far, will be integrated during the relaunch process.
  • The relaunch will be implemented step by step. In version 8.08 the topics Organizational Research and Human Resource Management have been revised fundamentally. (Details on changes)
  • The subsequent version will comprise, among others, a revision of the subject area Information and Communication.

User interface

  • Links to EconBiz for every descriptor
  • Links to concepts from other datasets (mappings to SWD, TheSoz, Agrovoc, DBpedia)
  • Improved search function feedback ("Not found", error messages)

Linked Data

  • All datasets are self-describing now and contain statistical data
  • The mapping datasets (see above) contain the mapping relations (skos:*Match) and beyond that skos:prefLabels from both datasets and dcterms:isPartOf (and skos:inScheme, if the dataset is a skos:ConceptScheme) statements
  • Besides RDF/XML and Turtle, N-Triples is offered as download format

Version 8.06

STW Content

  • 225 new descriptors
  • new subject fields : G.07 Peoples and Geographic Adjectives ; G.07.01 Peoples and Ethnic Groups ; G.07.02 Geographic Adjectives and Languages
  • numerous English terms improved and 320 added
  • references from 4 extinct descriptors to still valid descriptors, e.g. from Real estate loan to Mortage
    (Details on changes)
  • the new Wiki includes information on STW structure, descriptor grouping, concept formation, and usage. Beyond that, publications on STW topics are listed.

User interface

  • a favorites list for descriptors (favorites icon-Icon) now allows searching Econis with combinations of terms
  • subject-field navigation has been improved (the tree representation can be opened - and stays open - clicking on open tree icon-Icon)

Linked Data

  • the Linked Data content can be displayed directly via "RDF/XML" or "RDF/Turtle" links
  • complete thesaurus downloads are now possible using the Turtle format, which ist easier readable for human eyes
  • the GBV (Common Library Network) record number (PPN) for descriptors has been added
  • name and URI of the zbw-extensions vocabulary (formerly skos-extensions) have been changed
  • a formal description of the data set has been added (according to voiD)

STW Thesaurus for Economics (v 8.12, 2013-10-30)  ▪  Suggestions and comments to the thesaurus team
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