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Glossary of Information Governance Terms

ASSOCIATIVE RELATIONSHIP
  1. Context:
    Taxonomy


    Definition:
    A relationship that links together related terms. The relationship is reciprocal but non-directional.


    Example:


    Source:
    UK Gov Talk Design/selection criteria for software used to handle controlled vocabularies


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  2. Context:
    Taxonomy


    Definition:
    Used when describing terms from a functional analysis. The relationship between pairs of terms that are not members of an equivalence set, nor can be organised as a hierarchy in which one term is subordinated to another, yet they are associated to such an extent that the link between them should be made explicit on the grounds that it would reveal alternative terms that might be used for indexing or retrieval. It establishes non-hierarchical relationships between related terms.


    Example:


    Source:
    National Archives of Australia - Glossary of records management terms


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See also

EQUIVALENCE RELATIONSHIP
HIERARCHICAL RELATIONSHIP
RELATED TERM
RELATIONSHIP
SEMANTIC RELATIONSHIP
THESAURUS