DTIC Thesaurus


The Thesaurus provides a broad multidisciplinary subject term vocabulary that aids in information search and retrieval. Subject terms, called Descriptors, are organized into hierarchies, where series of narrower terms are linked to broader terms. After performing a Thesaurus search, a user can insert a Descriptor directly into the Technical Reports Guided Search page.


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DTIC Thesaurus files for download:

  • DTIC Thesaurus in EXCEL
  • DTIC Thesaurus in HTML
  • DTIC Thesaurus in TXT


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*The DTIC Thesaurus is not copyrighted. No license is needed to use it.

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*The download does not guarantee your receipt of future updates.


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