ERIC Number: EJ532908
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1996
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Improving Personal-Name Searching in Online Catalogs.
Drabenstott, Karen M.; Weller, Marjorie S.
Information Technology and Libraries, v15 n3 p135-55 Sep 1996
This article studies the performance of online catalog user queries involving personal names and recommends system improvements based on the results. It examines various personal name queries, the construction of bibliographic data, and subject headings. Testing done on an experimental online catalog found search tree designs to reduce system failures. System prompts also produced more accurate results. (LAM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Journal Articles
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