Synonyms can be created to suggest alternate search queries to perform. An example of such a query would be if the name of someone, or indeed something, has one or more alternatives e.g. "President Jones" could be a synonym for "Fred Jones" suggesting that users may make alternate queries for one topic. The use of such synonyms will help users find the information they are seeking. Please contact OUCS's InfoDev Team if you need any synonyms creating for your users.