LIS 677 - Blacklist
The following list is intended to alert students to potentially
dangerous errors in published sources
on subject analysis, thesaurus construction, and information
Obvious misprints, grammatical errors,
and explanations that are merely unclear
are not included.
- Cleveland, D.B. and Cleveland, A.D. 2001.
Introduction to indexing and abstracting, 3rd ed.
- Page 46. "Multiword terms should be entered
in their natural word order with see cross-references
to the inverted forms":
read "use for".
- Dialog. 1991. Dialog lab workbook.
- Page 3-7. Incorrectly states that the number of records
(without regard to relevance)
is a measure of recall.
(Contributed by B. Frohmann.)
- Foskett, A.C. 1996. The subject approach to
information, 5th ed.
- Page 15. Recall is incorrectly identified as
"the number of items
we find in conducting a series of searches",
though the correct definition of "recall ratio"
follows on page 16.
- Keenan, S. 1996. Concise dictionary of library and
Pages 44 and 45. Precision and recall are inexplicably and
erroneously stated to be the same thing.
(Contributed by J. Savage.)
Further contributions are invited.
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