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Subject:Re: Indexing Glossaries From:Lori Lathrop <76620 -dot- 456 -at- COMPUSERVE -dot- COM> Date:Tue, 18 Jan 1994 21:31:26 EST
I am a member of the American Society of Indexers (ASI), and I have
developed hundreds of indexes for technical documents. In response to
whoever asked (sorry, I didn't keep the posting) about indexing glossary
entries, I vote *for* indexing glossary entries, especially in technical
documentation, where terminology may be unfamiliar to some users.
One of the best books on indexing, _Indexing From A to Z_ by Hans H.
"... Glossaries are often included in books on topics whose
terminology is still unstable or full of neologisms and
specific usages of terms by the author. The presence of
a glossary should be indexed, and the terms defined in it
(which will almost inevitably be employed in the text and
thus have index entries) should also be indexed, preferably
by a subheading "defined" ...."
Hope this helps.
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