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Content What is indexing? Principles of indexing Procedures of indexing Evaluation of indexing Example
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What is indexing? Index: A systematic guide to items contained in or concepts derived from a collection. These items or derived concepts are represented by entries arranged in a known or stated searchable order, such as alphabetical, chronological or numerical. Indexing: The process of analyzing the information content of records of knowledge and expressing the information content in the language of the indexing system. It involves: » selecting indexable concepts in a document; » expressing these concepts in the language of the indexing system (as index entries) and an ordered list. http://www.asindexing.org/site/indfaq.shtml
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Indexing Systems Indexing System: A set of prescribed procedures (manual and/or machine) for organizing the contents of records of knowledge for purposes of retrieval and dissemination. Abstract: An abbreviated, accurate representation of the contents of a document. Such an abstract does not contain added interpretation or criticism and is without distinction as to who wrote it.
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Principles of Indexing (1) Document analysis Types of publications » Reference tools » Technical manuals » General books » Journal articles » technical reports Media » Printed » Digital » Audio/Video Access » Direct » Networked
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Document examples for analysis Simon Schuster Super Crossword Puzzle Dictionary And Reference Book (Simon & Schuster Crossword) by Lark Productions , Seth Godin Microsoft Manual of Style for Technical Publications Third Edition by Microsoft Corporation The Claim: You Lose Most of Your Body Heat Through Your Head By ANAHAD O'CONNOR http://www.nytimes.com/2004/10/26/health/26real.html
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Principles of Indexing (2) Subject analysis Concepts Representation » Keywords » Descriptors » Abstracts » Citations Complex representation » Pre-coordination » Post-coordination
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Principles of Indexing (3) User analysis Multi-interpretations of a concept Information needs Target user groups Information use behavior Exhaustivity and specificity Exhaustivity: breadth of indexing Specificity: depth of indexing Consistency: between indexers, between indexing vocabularies, between controlled and free language, between English and other foreign languages
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Principles of Indexing (4) Techniques of representation Extraction » Manual » Computer-aided »
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This note was uploaded on 09/10/2008 for the course IST 616 taught by Professor Qin during the Spring '05 term at Syracuse.

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