When More is Better: A Counter-Narrative Regarding Keyword and Subject Retrieval in Digitized Diaries

Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/105234
Title:
When More is Better: A Counter-Narrative Regarding Keyword and Subject Retrieval in Digitized Diaries
Author:
Knott Malone, Cheryl
Editors:
Lussky, Joan
Citation:
When More is Better: A Counter-Narrative Regarding Keyword and Subject Retrieval in Digitized Diaries 2007,
Issue Date:
2007
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/105234
Submitted date:
2007-10-20
Abstract:
Many commercial full-text databases and digital libraries provide keyword and preferred-term (subject) indexing, but few allow participatory tagging of content by users or provide ontologies in support of natural language information retrieval. Consequently, keyword and subject searching strategies still matter. But keyword searching, because it can yield results high in recall and low in precision, is often seen as a beginner's strategy best replaced by subject searching using authoritative headings and descriptors. In certain circumstance explored in this essay, keyword searching may be quite effective in and of itself for retrieving digitized primary sources for the study of history.
Type:
Conference Paper
Language:
en
Keywords:
Classification
Local subject classification:
keywords; subject retrieval; social tagging; ontologies; natural language retrieval

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorKnott Malone, Cherylen_US
dc.contributor.editorLussky, Joanen_US
dc.date.accessioned2007-10-20T00:00:01Z-
dc.date.available2010-06-18T23:21:55Z-
dc.date.issued2007en_US
dc.date.submitted2007-10-20en_US
dc.identifier.citationWhen More is Better: A Counter-Narrative Regarding Keyword and Subject Retrieval in Digitized Diaries 2007,en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/105234-
dc.description.abstractMany commercial full-text databases and digital libraries provide keyword and preferred-term (subject) indexing, but few allow participatory tagging of content by users or provide ontologies in support of natural language information retrieval. Consequently, keyword and subject searching strategies still matter. But keyword searching, because it can yield results high in recall and low in precision, is often seen as a beginner's strategy best replaced by subject searching using authoritative headings and descriptors. In certain circumstance explored in this essay, keyword searching may be quite effective in and of itself for retrieving digitized primary sources for the study of history.en_US
dc.format.mimetypedocen_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.subjectClassificationen_US
dc.subject.otherkeywordsen_US
dc.subject.othersubject retrievalen_US
dc.subject.othersocial taggingen_US
dc.subject.otherontologiesen_US
dc.subject.othernatural language retrievalen_US
dc.titleWhen More is Better: A Counter-Narrative Regarding Keyword and Subject Retrieval in Digitized Diariesen_US
dc.typeConference Paperen_US
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