TITLE

Inter-indexer consistency (IIC) in a Persian context

AUTHOR(S)
Fumani, Mohammad Reza Falahati Qadimi
PUB. DATE
March 2010
SOURCE
Indexer;Mar2010, Vol. 28 Issue 1, p12
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The author describes research he has carried out to assess the consistency (ICC) between pairs of indexers working on a collection of III Persian articles, using the Hooper, Rolling and cosine evaluation measures. By and large the IIC scores have been very low. He asks why this should be so, and to remedy the problem recommends better selection and training of indexers, better work conditions, and a collaborative approach to the task. He also points to the possibility that automatic indexing may offer a way forward.
ACCESSION #
48169069

 

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