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The Use of Automatic Indexing for Authority Control

Martin Dillon, Rebecca C. Knight, Margaret F. Lospinuso, John Ulmschneider


Thesaurus-based automatic indexing and automatic authority control share common ground as word-matching processes. To demonstrate the resemblance, an experimental system utilizing automatic indexing as its core process was implemented to perform authority control on a collection of bibliographic records. Details of the system are given and results discussed. The benefits of exploiting the resemblance between the two systems are examined

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