Automatic Indexing of Document Databases by Cooperating Expert Systems

  • Ernst J. Schuegraf
  • Martin F. van Bommel


Early and current approaches to automatic indexing of document databases are reviewed, together with some attempts at incorporating artificial intelligence techniques into the indexing process. A fully automatic indexing system currently under development is described. It combines pre-indexing by statistical techniques with knowledge based indexing carried out by two cooperating expert systems. The architecture of the system, databases and functions of each module are outlined. Reasons that justify the approach are given.


Expert System Subject Area Index Term American Petroleum Institute Topic Indicator 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ernst J. Schuegraf
    • 1
  • Martin F. van Bommel
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Mathematics and Computing SciencesSt. Francis Xavier UniversityAntigonishCanada

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