Classification, Automatic indexing, Thesauri, Library automation, Technological change
The library community understands the value of controlled vocabularies in enhancing resource discovery. There is however ongoing tension between that value and the cost of maintaining and applying specialist vocabularies. This paper presents the outcomes of a 2014-15 trial of automated subject indexing at the Australian Council for Educational Research. The integration of a machine learning classification tool has resulted in streamlined workflows and increased use of machine-readable data. Insights were gained into the decisions human indexers make in using a controlled vocabulary, and into the importance of quality abstracts and metadata.
Mitchell, P., Grimston, T., & Parkes, R. (2016). Introducing an automated subject classifier. VALA. https://research.acer.edu.au/information_management/3
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