The Indexer: The International Journal of Indexing

Putting the horse before the cart: rapid access to data banks by the ‘SIGNPOSTS’* method

The Indexer: The International Journal of Indexing (1992), 18, (1), 3–9.

Abstract

Document Image Processing (DIP) provides an efficient computer storage of information. Efficient retrieval of information is equally important and requires good indexing. This is a semantics prob lem only human indexers can solve. Data banks even more than books require good indexers to provide efficient access to information. ‘SIGNPOSTS’ provides a matrix for establishing a fully articulated index for databases.

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Adams, Audrey M.