Comparative indexing: Terms supplied by biomedical authors and by document titles

  title={Comparative indexing: Terms supplied by biomedical authors and by document titles},
  author={Claire K. Schultz and Wallace L. Schultz and Richard H. Orr},
  journal={American Documentation},
The original aim of this study was to obtain objective data bearing on the much argued question of whether author indexing is “good.” Author indexing of 285 documents reporting biomedical research was scored by comparing the author-supplied terms (author set) for each paper with a criterion set of terms that was established by asking a group of 12 potential users to describe the same document. Terms in the document title (title set) were scored similarly. The average author set contained almost… 

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