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10 January 1992

Should fiction be indexed? The indexability of text

Publication: The Indexer: The International Journal of Indexing
Volume 18, Number 2

Abstract

Considers what features of texts make them appropriate or necessary to be supplied with an index, and distinguishes between informational and literary text. Serious fiction is seen as comprising elements of both types of text, and the particular difficulties of indexing it, and the value of indexes to fiction, are considered.

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The Indexer: The International Journal of Indexing
Volume 18Number 21 October 1992
Pages: 83 - 86

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Published online: 10 January 1992
Published in print: 1 October 1992

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Hazel K. Bell
Hazel Bell is a freelance indexer and editor of The Indexer.

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