Automatic indexing: an experimental inquiry.

by M. E. Maron

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A description of the design, execution, and evaluation of a study aimed at testing empirically one statistical technique for automatic indexing. The technique considered automatically classifies documents according to their subject content. The task, in essence, is to have a computing machine read a document, and on the basis of the occurrence of selected clue words, decide to which of many subject categories the document in question belongs.

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