This item is in: Chandos > Information management > Archives, cataloguing and classificationIndexing: From thesauri to the Semantic Web
Piet de Keyser, Katholieke Hogeschool Leuven, Belgium
Chandos Information Professional Series
- makes difficult and complex techniques understandable
- contains may links to and illustrations from websites where new indexing techniques can be experienced
- provides references for further reading
Indexing consists of both novel and more traditional techniques. Cutting-edge indexing techniques, such as automatic indexing, ontologies, and topic maps, were developed independently of older techniques such as thesauri, but it is now recognized that these older methods also hold expertise.
Indexing describes various traditional and novel indexing techniques, giving information professionals and students of library and information sciences a broad and comprehensible introduction to indexing. This title consists of twelve chapters: an Introduction to subject readings and theasauri; Automatic indexing versus manual indexing; Techniques applied in automatic indexing of text material; Automatic indexing of images; The black art of indexing moving images; Automatic indexing of music; Taxonomies and ontologies; Metadata formats and indexing; Tagging; Topic maps; Indexing the web; and The Semantic Web.
ISBN 1 84334 292 8
ISBN-13: 978 1 84334 292 2
272 pages 234 x 156mm paperback
£52.50 / US$90.00 / €65.00
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About the author
Piet de Keyser is head librarian of the Katholieke Hogeschool Leuven, an institute for higher education in Louvain, Belgium. He published many articles on literary history, philosophy and library sciences. He teaches indexing in a Belgian Library and Information Sciences school.
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Introduction to subject headings and thesauri
- Standards for controlled vocabularies
- Precoordination and postcoordination
- General do’s and don’ts in selecting index terms
- Subject headings
- Creating and maintaining a controlled vocabulary
- How to find subject headings and thesauri
- Thesaurus software
- Multilingual thesauri
- Interoperability between vocabularies
- What makes a good indexing system?
Automatic indexing versus manual indexing
- Arguments against manual indexing
- Is indexing by the author or editor a valuable alternative?
- Arguments in favour of manual indexing
- Some misconceptions about automatic indexing
Techniques applied in automatic indexing of text material
- Lexical analysis
- The use of stop word lists
- Extracting meaningful word combinations
- Index term weighting
- Linking words and word combinations to a controlled vocabulary
- Automatic classification
- What can be expected of automatic text indexing?
Automatic indexing of images
- Images on the internet
- Context-based indexing
- Content-based indexing
- Automatic image annotation
- Mixed techniques
- The purpose of it all
The black art of indexing moving images
- Manual indexing of moving images
- Why index moving images automatically?
- Indexing based on speech or text recognition
- Keyframe indexing
- The future of video indexing
Automatic indexing of music
- Some examples of music retrieval
- Indexing methods behind the retrieval
Taxonomies and ontologies
- The librarian’s strained relation to taxonomies and ontologies
- What are taxonomies and what are they used for?
- The importance of taxonomies and ontologies
Metadata formats and indexing
- What are metadata?
- Metadata and the library world
- Some important metadata standards
- Bridges between standards
- The benefi ts of metadata standards
- What about indexing?
- What is tagging?
- Why tagging?
- Advantages and disadvantages of tagging
- Towards a taxonomy of tagging
- Tagging in the book and library world
- User tags and author keywords
- How tags are displayed
- The TAO model of Topic Maps
- The technical side of Topic Maps
- Examples of Topic Maps
- Are Topic Maps the future of indexing?
Indexing the web
- Is it possible to index the web?
- Manual web indexes
- Bookmark sites
- Evaluation of manual web indexing
- Web indexing by search engines
- How search engines work
- Google’s PageRank
- What about indexing the ‘deep web’?
The Semantic Web
- The criticism against the actual web
- Planning Web 3.0
- A timetable for the Semantic Web
- The Semantic Web and traditional library instruments