Journal of Documentation


Library and Information Studies

Table Of Contents: Volume 57 Issue 5

Semiotics and indexing: an analysis of the subject indexing process

Jens‐Erik Mai

This paper explains at least some of the major problems related to the subject indexing process and proposes a new approach to understanding the process, which is…

Legal deposit and preservation of digital publications: a review of research and development activity

Adrienne Muir

The aim of legal deposit is to ensure the preservation of and access to a nation’s intellectual and cultural heritage over time. There is a global trend towards extending…

Knowledge discovery in textual documentation: qualitative and quantitative analyses

Stanley Loh, José Palazzo M. de Oliveira, Fábio Leite Gastal

This paper presents an approach for performing knowledge discovery in texts through qualitative and quantitative analyses of high‐level textual characteristics. Instead of…

Internet search engines – fluctuations in document accessibility

Wouter Mettrop, Paul Nieuwenhuysen

An empirical investigation of the consistency of retrieval through Internet search engines is reported. Thirteen engines are evaluated: AltaVista, EuroFerret, Excite…



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