Automatic Indexing: An Experimental Inquiry

  title={Automatic Indexing: An Experimental Inquiry},
  author={M. Maron},
  journal={J. ACM},
  • M. Maron
  • Published 1961
  • Computer Science
  • J. ACM
  • This inquiry examines a technique for automatically classifying (indexing) documents according to their subject content. The task, in essence, is to have a computing machine read a document and on the basis of the occurrence of selected clue words decide to which of many subject categories the document in question belongs. This paper describes the design, execution and evaluation of a modest experimental study aimed at testing empirically one statistical technique for automatic indexing. 
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