Document representation

Documents may be represented by full text representations, in bibliographical records, in library catalogs, etc., just as they are represented in the literature (as revealed, for example, by bibliographic references). Sets of document representations may be organized in databases.


Important for the retrievability of documents are the quality and nature of the representation as well as the system of subject access points made available for the searcher. 







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Dolin, R. H.; Alschuler, L.; Boyer, S. & Beebe, C. (2000). An update on HL7's XML-based document representation standards. Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association, 2000,S , P190-194

Lalmas, M. (2000). Combining document representations. International Journal of Cooperative Information Systems, 9(4), 427-447.

Croft, W. B. (1981). Document representation in probabilistic models of information retrieval. Journal of the American Society for Information Science, 32(6), 451-457.



See also: Representation (Epistemological lifeboat)




Birger Hjørland

Last edited: 19-10-2006