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A computer-produced newspaper index

Journal of library automation [March 1977]


Abstract: A computer-generated newspaper index implemented at Iowa State University to replace a card file system is described. The mechanized system employs an algorithmic indexing approach which facilitates data input procedures. The indexer is required to directly select natural-language terms or phrases appearing in the headline or text of the newspaper article as subject descriptors. A comparison with the former card file system indicates that the computer-produced index is cost competitive and provides a more effective retrieval system.

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Publication Year:1977
Type of Material:Article
Language English
Published in: Journal of library automation
Publication Info:Volume 10 Number 01
Issue:March 1977
Publisher:Information Science and Automation Division
Place of Publication:Chicago, IL
Libraries: Iowa State University
Record Number:2141
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