Dr. Benjamin Zapilko

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Thesaurus for the Social Sciences (TheSoz)

The Thesaurus for the Social Sciences is a central instrument for content-oriented searches in the Social Science Open Access Repository (SSOAR). Currently, the thesaurus contains about 12.000 entries with around 8.000 descriptors and around 4.000 synonyms. The TheSoz covers all disciplines of the social sciences.

The thesaurus is available in an interactive web application at http://lod.gesis.org. Beside an alphabetical and systematical access, there are also versions in English, French and Russian available.

The Thesaurus for the Social Sciences is also available for download in SKOS format at lod.gesis.org/download-thesoz.html. Further information about the transformation to SKOS can be found here.

The SKOS version of the Thesaurus for the Social Sciences is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 Germany License.