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ERIC Number: EJ586414
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1998
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ISSN: ISSN-1195-096X
Conversion of Wade-Giles to Pinyin: An Estimation of Efficiency Improvement in Retrieval for Item-Specific OPAC Searches.
Arsenault, Clement
Canadian Journal of Information and Library Science, v23 n3 p1-28 Sep 1998
Discusses the adoption of the pinyin Romanization standard over Wade-Giles and considers the impact on retrieval in online library catalogs. Describes an investigation that tested three factors that could influence retrieval efficiency: the number of usable syllables, the average number of letters per syllable, and users' familiarity with the Romanization method. (Author/LRW)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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