Subject: Indexing
From: Sandra Charker <scharker -at- OZEMAIL -dot- COM -dot- AU>
Date: Sun, 29 Sep 1996 23:45:57 +1000

Irene Wong wrote:

> <snip> does anyone have any comments on why someone would use a subject
>index on a cd-rom rather than use a general search?
>It seems obvious to me that a subject index has many advantages but what
> do you think?

Because a general search is likely to give:

Too many hits;
The wrong hits;
Not enough hits;
Insufficient redundancy (now there's a lovely phrase to end a weekend with).

Sandra Charker
scharker -at- ozemail -dot- com -dot- au

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