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Orthographic error patterns of author names in catalog searches

Journal of library automation [June 1970]


Copyright (c) 1970 Information Science and Automation Division

Abstract: An investigation of patterns in author names based on data from a survey of library catalog searches. Position of spelling errors was noted and related to length of name. Probability of a name having a spelling error was found to increase with length of name. Nearly half of the spelling mistakes were replacement errors; following, in order of decreasing frequency, were omission, addition, and transposition errors.

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Publication Year:1970
Type of Material:Article
Language English
Published in: Journal of library automation
Publication Info:Volume 3 Number 2
Issue:June 1970
Publisher:Information Science and Automation Division
Place of Publication:Chicago, IL
Record Number:2004
Last Update:2012-12-29 14:06:47
Date Created:0000-00-00 00:00:00