Title-Only Entries Retrieved by Use of Truncated Search Keys

Frederick G. Kilgour

Abstract


An experiment testing utility of truncated search keys as inquiry terms in an on-line system was performed on a file of 16,792 title-only bibliographic entries. Use of a 3,3 key yields eight or fewer entries 99.0% of the time.


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DOI: https://doi.org/10.6017/ital.v4i4.5596

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