Governance through Language: The Thesaurus as a Management Tool

This conference paper presented at SEMANTiCS 2014 in Leipzig discusses enterprise vocabulary management. Taxonomies, thesauri and dictionaries have a long history as a means to capture knowledge and the language by which it is expressed. In organizational contexts, there is a growing interest in creating such artefacts. By doing so, organizations strive to attain a variety of related goals: capturing and dissemination of knowledge, normalization of terminology, and quality assurance — to mention a few.