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Indexing : from thesauri to the semantic web

Author: Pierre De Keyser
Publisher: Oxford : Chandos, 2007.
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Indexing describes the various traditional and new indexing techniques, providing information professionals and students of library and Information Sciences with a broad and comprehensible  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Pierre De Keyser
ISBN: 9781843342922 1843342928 9781843342939 1843342936
OCLC Number: 123375775
Description: xxi, 249 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: List of figures List of abbreviations Preface About the author Chapter 1: Introduction to subject headings and thesauri Abstract: Introduction Standards for controlled vocabularies Precoordination and postcoordination General do's and don'ts in selecting index terms Subject headings Thesauri Creating and maintaining a controlled vocabulary How to find subject headings and thesauri Thesaurus software Multilingual thesauri Interoperability between vocabularies What makes a good indexing system? Chapter 2: Automatic indexing versus manual indexing Abstract: Introduction Arguments against manual indexing Is indexing by the author or editor a valuable alternative? Arguments in favour of manual indexing Some misconceptions about automatic indexing Conclusion Chapter 3: Techniques applied in automatic indexing of text material Abstract: Introduction Lexical analysis The use of stop word lists Stemming Extracting meaningful word combinations Index term weighting Linking words and word combinations to a controlled vocabulary Automatic classification What can be expected of automatic text indexing? Chapter 4: Automatic indexing of images Abstract: Introduction Images on the Internet Context-based indexing Content-based indexing Automatic image annotation Mixed techniques The purpose of it all Chapter 5: The black art of indexing moving images Abstract: Manual indexing of moving images Why index moving images automatically? Indexing based on speech or text recognition Keyframe indexing The future of video indexing Chapter 6: Automatic indexing of music Abstract: Introduction Some examples of music retrieval Indexing methods behind the retrieval Chapter 7: Taxonomies and ontologies Abstract: The librarian's strained relation to taxonomies and ontologies What are taxonomies and what are they used for? Ontologies The importance of taxonomies and ontologies Chapter 8: Metadata formats and indexing Abstract: Introduction What are metadata? Metadata and the library world Some important metadata standards Bridges between standards The benefits of metadata standards What about indexing? Chapter 9: Tagging Abstract: What is tagging? Why tagging? Advantages and disadvantages of tagging Towards a taxonomy of tagging Tagging in the book and library world User tags and author keywords How tags are displayed Conclusions Chapter 10: Topic Maps Abstract: Introduction The TAO model of Topic Maps The technical side of Topic Maps Examples of Topic Maps Are Topic Maps the future of indexing? Chapter 11: Indexing the web Abstract: Is it possible to index the web? Manual web indexes Bookmark sites Evaluation of manual web indexing Web indexing by search engines How search engines work Google's PageRank What about indexing the `deep web'? Chapter 12: The Semantic Web Abstract: Introduction The criticism against the actual web Planning Web 3.0 A timetable for the Semantic Web The Semantic Web and traditional library instruments Index
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