Questions re: Catholic Topical Index

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MJ. Smith | Forum Activity | Posted: Fri, Dec 20 2019 8:59 PM

Reading documentation I ran across this:

There are almost 500 topics in the Catholic Topical Index with more to come. This means that not all topics in the Topic Guide have corresponding topics in this dataset. This is an ongoing project that Faithlife plans to update with even more topics and texts.

Lydia Husser, Catholic Topical Index: Dataset Documentation (Bellingham, WA: Faithlife, 2017).

1. Is this true, is progress continuing on improving this dataset/resource?

2. Is there any documentation on the topics and their organization?

Orthodox Bishop Hilarion Alfeyev: "To be a theologian means to have experience of a personal encounter with God through prayer and worship."

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SineNomine | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Dec 21 2019 11:12 AM

From the end of the Preface (2013) of the CTI itself: "Finally, it should be noted that this index remains something of a work in progress. The index will be periodically updated to include texts newly added to the Verbum library or to correct errors that are discovered."

MJ. Smith:
2. Is there any documentation on the topics and their organization?

Their organization is alphabetical.

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MJ. Smith | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Dec 21 2019 3:09 PM

SineNomine:
Their organization is alphabetical.

Ah, I meant to ask in the sense of organization in a hierarchy or concept map.

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SineNomine | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Dec 21 2019 5:36 PM

MJ. Smith:

SineNomine:
Their organization is alphabetical.

Ah, I meant to ask in the sense of organization in a hierarchy or concept map.

I didn't think that there was one.

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