Optimal Document-Indexing Vocabulary for MEDLINE

@article{Srinivasan1996OptimalDV,
  title={Optimal Document-Indexing Vocabulary for MEDLINE},
  author={Padmini Srinivasan},
  journal={Inf. Process. Manage.},
  year={1996},
  volume={32},
  pages={503-514}
}
The indexing vocabulary is an important determinant of success in text retrieval. Researchers have compared the effectiveness of indexing using free-text and controlled vocabularies in a variety of text contexts. A number of studies have investigated the relative merits of free-text, MeSH and UMLS Metathesaurus indexing vocabularies for MEDLINE document indexing. Most of these studies conclude that controlled vocabularies offer no advantages in retrieval performance over free-text. This paper… CONTINUE READING
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