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User-oriented index design for computer-based documentation

Kukulska-Hulme, Agnes (1996). User-oriented index design for computer-based documentation. In: Sharples, M. and van der Geest, T. eds. The New Writing Environment: Writers at Work in a World of Technology. London: Springer, pp. 169–176.

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The traditional way of approaching indexing is to take a document's special-subject terms as the starting point. The problem with this is that the resulting index is not conducive to learning from that source, when the user of the documentation is not a specialist in the field in question. We have to take knowledge needs and use of language into consideration. The chapter discusses encoding and transfer of knowledge through texts, and the possibility of different indexes to suit different needs. New indexing principles are proposed.

Item Type: Book Section
Copyright Holders: 1996 Springer
ISBN: 3-540-76011-3, 978-3-540-76011-5
Keywords: indexing; index design; learning
Academic Unit/School: Institute of Educational Technology (IET)
Research Group: Centre for Research in Education and Educational Technology (CREET)
Item ID: 12809
Depositing User: Agnes Kukulska-Hulme
Date Deposited: 26 Mar 2010 13:34
Last Modified: 13 Dec 2019 08:54
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