String indexing

Craven (1986, p. 191) defines "string index": "a type of index in which the description part of each index entry is a string of terms and connectives joined together by computer software according to regular and explicit rules, and in which each indexed item normally has two or more index entries with overlapping descriptions. "


Wellisch (1995, pp. 451-455) is an entry about string indexes in which the PRECIS indexing systems is described as the most sophisticated and complex string indexing system. 








Craven, T. C. (1986). String Indexing Orlando: Academic Press.



Kaiser, J. (1911). Systematic indexing. London, UK: John Gibson.


Wellisch, H. H. (1995). Indexing from A to Z. 2nd. ed. New York: H. W. Wilson.









Birger Hjørland

Last edited: 27-07-2006