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Abstract

The report deals with an anticipated bottleneck in future electronic document delivery systems, namely the need to match a bibliographic reference with a full text record on a separate database. At the moment, this work is done manually or at best with a variety of individual coding schemes. The study reviews the literature on this subject and discusses the main technical and organisational problems inherent in the automation of the matching process. The core of the study is a description of the development and experimental testing of a matching algorithm based on a generalised bibliographic code. The study proposes the Universal Standard Bibliographic Code (USBC) as the basis for the matching algorithm, and discusses the first indications of the feasibility of USBC. Other topics covered include the definition of a standard index format for full text databases. In its draft form, the report was circulated widely for comment to experts convened by the Commission. Further comments by readers are welcome

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Authors: AYRES F H UNIVERSITY OF BRADFORD (UK), UNIVERSITY OF BRADFORD (UK); THE BRITISH LIBRARY DOCUMENT SUPPLY CENTRE, WETHERBY (UK); THE BRITISH LIBRARY DOCUMENT SUPPLY CENTRE, WETHERBY (UK), UNIVERSITY OF BRADFORD (UK); THE BRITISH LIBRARY DOCUMENT SUPPLY CENTRE, WETHERBY (UK)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 10677 EN (1987) MF, 95 P., BFR 150, BLOW-UP COPY BFR 475, EUROFFICE, LUXEMBOURG, POB 1003
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Record Number: 1989126014500 / Last updated on: 1989-03-01
Category: PUBLICATION
Available languages: en