Merging with other articles
- suggest this be merged with article Information_Retrieval - unknown
- or consider text retrieval Josh Froelich 03:47, 16 December 2006 (UTC)
TODO: shorten redirects (what links to text retrieval).
Here is the content from Document retrieval that I will try and do my best to integrate.
Text retrieval is a branch of computerised information retrieval where the information is stored primarily in the form of text, and the user could retrieve any documents to which given keywords had been attached. Both indexing and searching were relatively skilled occupations.
The advent of full text searching made the job of the indexer redundant during the 1980s. Text databases moved from being large and centralised to local and personal, thanks to the personal computer and the CD-ROM.
The PubMed form interface features the "related articles" search which works through a comparison of words from the documents' title, abstract, and MeSH terms using a word-weighted algorithm. The details of this algorithm are explicated here .
Relationship to human indexing
The opening paragraph included "The advent of full text searching made the job of the indexer redundant during the 1980s" This is simply wrong, with a full explanation of why shown here http://www.jalamb.com/Full_text_searches.html —Preceding unsigned comment added by Proindexer (talk • contribs) 10:57, 16 May 2009 (UTC)
|Text from this version of Signature file was copied or moved into Document retrieval with this edit on date=13:11, 04 September 2013. The former page's history now serves to provide attribution for that content in the latter page, and it must not be deleted so long as the latter page exists. The former page's talk page can be accessed at Talk:Signature file.|
- adding category "Substring indices" from the original article
- adding sections "Form based", "Content based", "Further reading" here, to accomodate
- minimal alterations to the original article text