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Geoscience Thesaurus (GeMPet)
The GeMPet thesaurus provides geoscience professionals with a standardized terminology with which to index information assets such as reports, maps, and digital datasets. The need for standardized geoscience taxonomy is more important now than ever as the expansion of online information delivery has highlighted the necessity to use controlled indexing to identify and organize information effectively. GeMPeT is designed to provide geoscience organizations with a ready-made taxonomy for this purpose.
GeMPeT has three types of relationships applied to each term:
- Hierarchical relationships, linking terms to other terms expressing more general broader and more specific (narrower) concepts.
- Associative relationships, which link terms to similar terms (related terms) where the relationship between the terms is non-hierarchical.
- Equivalence relationships, which link ‘non-preferred’ terms to synonyms or quasi-synonyms which act as ‘preferred’ terms. Non-preferred terms are in italics.
GeMPeT does not include geographic, species, product or registered trade names. A selection of mineral names is included; however, the list is in no way exhaustive. Organizations using GeMPeT should include additional names of this type as necessary.
To access GeMPet online, go to GeMPet.
If you would like to submit a term that is not currently included in GeMPet, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with the term, a brief definition of it and justification for its inclusion.