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Developing corporate author search keys

Journal of library automation [June 1978]

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Copyright (c) 1978 Library Information and Technology Association

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 2
Issue:June 1978
Page(s):106-124
Publisher:Library Information and Technology Association
Place of Publication:Chicago, IL
ISSN:0022-2240
Record Number:2174
Last Update:2012-12-29 14:06:47
Date Created:0000-00-00 00:00:00