Do indexing and abstracting have a future?

Lancaster, F. W. Do indexing and abstracting have a future? Anales de Documentación, 2003, vol. 6, pp. 137-144. [Journal article (Paginated)]

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The World Wide Web presents information access problems orders of magnitude greater than any encountered before. These problems are identified and discussed. Although the intellectual indexing of the entire Web is impossible and, in any case, not worthwhile, selective indexing of high value resources (e.g., by means of specialized portals) is essential. The summarization of Web resources (i.e., abstracting) is also important although acceptable abstracts for some purposes may be automatically constructed. Despite advances in automatic procedures, there will probably be a need for indexing and abstracting skills for a very long time, although this work may take on somewhat different forms.

Item type: Journal article (Paginated)
Keywords: Indexing; abstracting; World Wide Web; portals; classification; intra-nets.
Subjects: I. Information treatment for information services > IB. Content analysis (A and I, class.)
I. Information treatment for information services > IC. Index languages, processes and schemes.
Depositing user: Anales de Documentación Revista
Date deposited: 16 Jul 2008
Last modified: 02 Oct 2014 11:56

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