Thesaurus of Lanna Tai Ethnic Groups

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วรรษพร อารยะพันธ์

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The research aims to analyze terms related to Thai ethnos in Lanna, along with structuring and developing the Thesaurus. Data was collected from 439 subjects of information resources. It was found that there were 31,572 terms which related to Thai ethnos in Lanna. 2,200 terms (7.03%) were the main terms while 29,352 terms (92.97%) were Thesaurus. Structure of knowledge about Tai ethnos in Lanna can be classified into 19 groups.


Thesaurus can be categorized into 1) descriptors; 2) synonym (181 words or 0.57%); 3) scope note; 4) top terms (2,208 words or 6.99%); 5) terms with broader meanings (5,371 words or 17.01%) and terms with narrower meanings (8,869 words or 28.09%); and 6) terms with related meanings (14,762 words or 46.76%). According to the evaluation by five experts, from 2,220 main terms, 2,100 terms (94.59%), conformed to the contents, or higher than 0.50 of IOC. Moreover, from 29,352 terms which related to main terms, 28,020 terms (95.46%), conformed to the contents, or higher than 0.50 of IOC.

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