Newspaper indexing provides a gate to the first-hand history of daily events of our past and current times. Often, the primary users of a newspaper index are the journalists who work for that paper themselves. It is vital to prompt retrieval that standard sets of terms be used –
via a simple controlled vocabulary, a taxonomy or a thesaurus – within that newspaper's archive. Here, Meral Alakus ¸ describes the issues surrounding newspaper indexing in general, with specific examples from Turkey's national newspaper, Cumhuriyet.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: December 1, 2011
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