The Indexer: The International Journal of Indexing

Pan-granularism and specificity

The Indexer: The International Journal of Indexing (2016), 34, (4), 147–155.

Abstract

This article explores two important topics, granularity and specificity, and why they are important concepts for indexers. Fred Leise also offers a new term for the indexing vocabulary, ‘pan-granularity’, and discusses a specific methodology for creating pan-granular indexes.

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Leise, Fred