THE ABERYSTWYTH INDEX LANGUAGES TEST

E. MICHAEL KEEN (College of Librarianship Wales, Aberystwyth)

Journal of Documentation

ISSN: 0022-0418

Publication date: 1 January 1973

Abstract

Reports a laboratory comparison of the effectiveness and efficiency of five index languages in the subject area of library and information science; three post‐co‐ordinate languages, Compressed Term, Uncontrolled, and Hierarchically Structured, and two pre‐co‐ordinate ones, Hierarchically Structured and Relational Indexing. Eight test comparisons were made, and factors studied were index language specificity and linkage, indexing specificity and exhaustivity, method of co‐ordination, the precision devices of partitioning and relational operators, and the provision of context in the search file. Full details of the test and retrieval results are presented.

Citation

MICHAEL KEEN, E. (1973), "THE ABERYSTWYTH INDEX LANGUAGES TEST", Journal of Documentation, Vol. 29 No. 1, pp. 1-35. https://doi.org/10.1108/eb026547

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MCB UP Ltd

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