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Developing corporate author search keys

Journal of library automation [June 1978]


Abstract: A systematic approach to the design of fixed-length, derived, truncated search keys for corporate author records is described. Certain distributional and informational characteristics of the elements of the entries are shown to be useful in search key design while some others are not. A statistical method is described for predicting the performance of search keys for files of arbitrary size. This method is employed for predicting the performance of a key known to perform well in a small sample file.

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Publication Year:1978
Type of Material:Article
Language English
Published in: Journal of library automation
Publication Info:Volume 11 Number 02
Issue:June 1978
Publisher:Library Information and Technology Association
Place of Publication:Chicago, IL
Record Number:2174
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