Tim Craven
Professor Emeritus,
Faculty of Information and Media Studies,
The University of Western Ontario.

I intend to keep this site up as long as I am able. If you are interested in ensuring future access to any of the material on it, however, you may want to make copies. Everything except the thesaurus construction tutorial is made available under the Creative Commons Attribution 2.5 License.


Freeware - ExtPhr phrase extractor, NEPHIS string indexing system, TexNet abstractor's assistant, TheW thesaurus manager, and XRefHT Web indexing tool, in Windows and Java versions.
Thesaurus construction tutorial - Web-based module that teaches the basics of constructing an information retrieval thesaurus, with interactive quizzes.
Materials from past courses - Offered between 2001 and 2008 on Web site design, Internet information services, subject analysis and thesaurus construction, information technology, software evaluation, research methods, and database management systems
List of publications - From 1973 to 2006, mostly on computer-assisted abstracting, indexing, and thesaurus construction and on Web document descriptions.
String Indexing - Complete text of the 1986 book on computerized systems that use regular syntactic rules to produce index displays with multiple overlapping entries.
Unpublished papers - Written up between 1985 and 2005, but not formally published.
A-Z index - Covering the tutorial, freeware, and course materials.
E-mail - How to get in touch with me.
Last updated January 3, 2014.