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INVISIBLE THESAURI: THE YEAR 2000

Jessica L. Milstead (The JELEM Company, PO Box 5063, Brookfield, CT 06804, USA)

Online and CD-Rom Review

ISSN: 1353-2642

Article publication date: 1 February 1995

Abstract

Reports of the death of controlled vocabularies and indexing in the age of full‐text retrieval have turned out to be somewhat exaggerated. We quickly found that the old ‘garbage in, garbage out’ rule applies, and that from the point of view of any one user at any one time, much of the text in a full‐text database is garbage. That is, it does not provide the required information, even if it happens to contain the words in the query. On the other hand, text that happens not to contain query words may still be very useful.

Citation

Milstead, J.L. (1995), "INVISIBLE THESAURI: THE YEAR 2000", Online and CD-Rom Review, Vol. 19 No. 2, pp. 93-94. https://doi.org/10.1108/eb024528

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