ERIC Number: ED073787
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
Reference Count: 0
Trends in Modern Subject Analysis with Reference to Text Derivative Indexing and Abstracting Methods: The State of the Art.
Wright, Kieth C.
Information-Part 2, Sep-Oct 1972
This paper briefly reviews the information explosion of the last thirty years and the various attempts made to organize that information in new ways. Section B offers a brief historic review of modern classification and subject heading theory. Section C reviews the literature of automatic indexing, automatic abstracting, and automatic classification. The problems of large file organization, word meanings, and the limitation of such "automatic" methods are discussed. Section D sums up the state of the art in automatic indexing by concluding that human intellectual effort is still required in indexing. The computer is viewed as a valuable assistant in that intellectual effort and the wide variety of computer applications to indexing work is summarized. (Author)
Descriptors: Abstracting, Automatic Indexing, Automation, Classification, Data Processing, Indexing, Information Processing, Literature Reviews, State of the Art Reviews
Information-Part 2, Science Associates/ International, 23 East 26th Street, New York, New York 10010 (no price quoted)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Library and Information Sciences, Washington, DC.
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