The Unified Astronomy Thesaurus: Semantic Metadata for Astronomy and Astrophysics

Katie Frey, Alberto Accomazzi
2018 Astrophysical Journal Supplement Series  
Several different controlled vocabularies have been developed and used by the astronomical community, each designed to serve a specific need and a specific group. The Unified Astronomy Thesaurus (UAT) attempts to provide a highly structured controlled vocabulary that will be relevant and useful across the entire discipline, regardless of content or platform. As two major use cases for the UAT include classifying articles and data, we examine the UAT in comparison with the Astronomical Subject
more » ... ywords used by major publications and the JWST Science Keywords used by STScI's Astronomer's Proposal Tool.
doi:10.3847/1538-4365/aab760 fatcat:lqo3b2fa4fhu5pisxo6tt4ec64