Thesaurus Based Automatic Indexing: Chapter XX

Luis M. de Campos, J.M. Fernández-Luna, J.F. Huete, Alfonso E. Romero

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In this chapter, we present a thesaurus application in the field of text mining and more specifically automatic indexing on the set of descriptors defined by a thesaurus. We begin by presenting various definitions and a mathematical thesaurus model, and also describe various examples of real world thesauri which are used in official institutions. We then explore the problem of thesaurus-based automatic indexing by describing its difficulties and distinguishing features and reviewing previous work in this area. Finally, we propose various lines of future research.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHandbook of Research on Text and Web Mining Technologies
EditorsSong Min, Brook Wu Yi-fang
PublisherIGI Global
Number of pages15
ISBN (Print)978-1-59904-990-8
Publication statusPublished - 2009

Publication series

NameInformation Science Reference
PublisherIGI Global

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