THE ABERYSTWYTH INDEX LANGUAGES TEST

THE ABERYSTWYTH INDEX LANGUAGES TEST Reports a laboratory comparison of the effectiveness and efficiency of five index languages in the subject area of library and information science three postcoordinate languages, Compressed Term, Uncontrolled, and Hierarchically Structured, and two precoordinate ones, Hierarchically Structured and Relational Indexing. Eight test comparisons were made, and factors studied were index language specificity and linkage, indexing specificity and exhaustivity, method of coordination, the precision devices of partitioning and relational operators, and the provision of context in the search file. Full details of the test and retrieval results are presented. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of Documentation Emerald Publishing

THE ABERYSTWYTH INDEX LANGUAGES TEST

Journal of Documentation, Volume 29 (1): 35 – Jan 1, 1973

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Emerald Publishing
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Copyright © Emerald Group Publishing Limited
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0022-0418
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10.1108/eb026547
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Abstract

Reports a laboratory comparison of the effectiveness and efficiency of five index languages in the subject area of library and information science three postcoordinate languages, Compressed Term, Uncontrolled, and Hierarchically Structured, and two precoordinate ones, Hierarchically Structured and Relational Indexing. Eight test comparisons were made, and factors studied were index language specificity and linkage, indexing specificity and exhaustivity, method of coordination, the precision devices of partitioning and relational operators, and the provision of context in the search file. Full details of the test and retrieval results are presented.

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Journal of DocumentationEmerald Publishing

Published: Jan 1, 1973

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