Subject area classification, Part 2

David Lawrence

Abstract


Classification of research publications to the middle or detail level is becoming a necessity and experience has shown that manual approaches involving authors or librarians are unreliable or ineffective. Automatic or partially automatic techniques based on affiliation of the authors or the journal in which a publication is published are also unreliable (in both cases, because either affiliations or journals are too broad to indicate a unique detailed-level classification. The ideal is publication-based classification.


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