International Standard Industrial Classification of All Economic Activities

"The International Standard Industrial Classification of All Economic Activities (ISIC) is the international reference classification of productive activities. Its main purpose is to provide a set of activity categories that can be utilized for the collection and reporting of statistics according to such activities. Since the adoption of the original version of ISIC in 1948, the majority of countries around the world have used ISIC as their national activity classification or have developed national classifications derived from ISIC.

Standard International Trade Classification

"The scope of SITC, Revision 4, remains the same as that of SITC, Revision 3, that is to say SITC, Revision 4, covers all goods classifiable in HS except for monetary gold, gold coin and current coin. All SITC, Revision 4, basic headings (except for 911.0 and 931.0) are defined in terms of HS07 subheadings. Since SITC is now recommended only for analytical purposes, there was no need - except in several special cases - to create new basic headings in SITC, Revision 4, that would be in one-to-one correspondence with the new HS07 subheadings.

Central Product Classification

"The name 'Central Product Classification' is intended to indicate that the purpose of CPC is to provide a framework for international comparison of various kinds of statistics dealing with goods, services and assets. Basically, CPC is intended to be used for different types of statistics, for example, industrial statistics and national accounts, price statistics, foreign trade statistics (including trade in services) and balance-of-payments statistics."

UNESCO Thesaurus

"The UNESCO Thesaurus is a controlled and structured list of concepts used in subject analysis and retrieval of documents and publications in the fields of education, culture, natural sciences, social and human sciences, communication and information. Continuously enriched and updated, its multidisciplinary terminology reflects the evolution of UNESCO's programmes and activities. The first edition of the Thesaurus was released in English in 1977, with French and Spanish translations in 1983 and 1984. The second revised and restructured version was released in 1995.

United Nations Bibliographical Information System Thesaurus

"The multilingual UNBIS Thesaurus contains the terminology used in subject analysis of documents and other materials relevant to United Nations programmes and activities. It is multidisciplinary in scope, reflecting the Organization’s wide-ranging concerns. The terms included are meant to reflect accurately, clearly, concisely and with a sufficient degree of specificity, matters of importance and interest to the United Nations.

Tesauro SPINES

"Consiste en un vocabulario controlado y estructurado que consta de más de 10.000 términos (descriptores y no descriptores) y de unas 77.000 relaciones semánticas que hacen referencia al desarrollo, tanto en sus vertientes científicas y tecnológicas, como en las económicas y sociales, en la escala local, regional, nacional e internacional. El Tesauro SPINES, elaborado en el marco del programa intergubernamental de cooperación en el campo de la información científica y técnica, fue concebido como instrumento clave de un sistema internacional de intercambio de información."

"It consists of a controlled and structured vocabulary consisting of more than 10,000 terms (descriptors and non descriptors) and about 77,000 semantic relationships that refer to development, both in its scientific and technological, as well as in economic and social, in the The SPINES Thesaurus, developed within the framework of the intergovernmental cooperation program in the field of scientific and technical information, was conceived as a key instrument of an international information exchange system."

General Multilingual Environmental Thesaurus

"The basic idea for the development of GEMET was to use the best of the presently available excellent multilingual thesauri, in order to save time, energy and funds. GEMET was conceived as a 'general' thesaurus, aimed to define a common general language, a core of general terminology for the environment. Specific thesauri and descriptor systems (e.g. on Nature Conservation, on Wastes, on Energy, etc.) have been excluded from the first step of development of the thesaurus and have been taken into account only for their structure and upper level terminology.