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Co-ordinate indexing is the process that associates a set of indexing terms to each element of a collection of documents. The set of indexing terms is extracted from a defined indexing language. The way the braic structure representing the collection and supports the ordering and retrieving of collection's elements. A co-ordinate indexing, implemented by a faceted classification, can be used in defining a structure of partial boolean algebra's whose elements are denotations of sets of books. In this work, properties of filters (on partial Boolean algebra's) are used in designing a browsing mechanism for the collection and some relations between partial Boolean algebra's and modal logic are used in the definition of a logical query language.

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Authors: FERIGATO C, ISIS Ispra (IT)
Bibliographic Reference: Article: Information Processing and Management, 1998, 1-17
Record Number: 199910361 / Last updated on: 1999-03-12
Original language: en
Available languages: en