Talk:Index term

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  • this should be harmonized with all the other articles related to information retrieval and searching and search engines. i am not totally convinced it should be its own article Josh Froelich 04:20, 16 December 2006 (UTC)
I agree that internet search keywords is too limited in scope but keywords in general are a pretty important concept so I think we do need a separate article on it. I propose it should be "Keyword (search)" i.e. not limited to web searches, and should be expanded to cover the various uses in other places including indexes, databases, library catalogs, etc. As it is now the information retrieval article doesn't even have the word "keyword" in it anywhere (boggles the mind...) --Bookgrrl 04:05, 6 January 2007 (UTC)
Good point, I agree. The concept behind a 'keyword' does seem deserving of its own article. And the article should not be restricted to within the context of the Internet. While I am not an AOL user, I recall when AOL introduced the 'keyword' based access to content within their service, which is related to this. But yes, I also understand the difference between a keyword versus a functional word (a noise word or a stopword). That, or a generalized concept like those found in concept mining. So yeah, I guess, this should be its own article, but it still is too highly independent of the closely related articles. Josh Froelich 18:20, 6 January 2007 (UTC)
I agree with Bookgrrl that the title ought to be Keyword (search) and Keyword deserves its own article. It is difficult to separate the keywords used in an offline database with the keywords used in a search engine. I’d rather see a general description of the use of keywords and then a more specific description of the use of keywords in a noisy environment (search engine) in the same article.
The technical name is "index term" (see also Index (search engine)) but keyword (search) seems to be more easy to understand. Not that nowadays on popular web applications nowbody speaks of keywords anymore but of tags. -- Nichtich 16:57, 10 September 2007 (UTC)
  • there seem to be a few too many external links here, and some of them sound very advertismentish. User:202.161.1.167
Wikipedia policy is to only include links that provide some useful functionality or information without payment. Many of the links here are to websites providing nothing beyond a time limited trial of software. Wordtracker has a place with its limited free version, but really most links should be removed. I find it difficult to remove SEOElite though, with its high importance and very strong standing in the industry, but have no problem removing the blatant spam to two sales pages.(Whatever the quality of the software, this is not the place for adverts. Write some articles about the software and link to them). Elroch 23:29, 28 April 2007 (UTC)
  • I'm removing all the external links, as they are all advertisements and not relevant to the article. 68.81.114.143 02:35, 5 May 2007 (UTC)
  • I included the links in "see also"-section and created a more general definition. In fact a keyword in context of search is named "descriptor" (I included part of the article descriptor) but the term "keyword" is more known. -- Nichtich 17:36, 12 September 2007 (UTC)