The new LexisNexis Academic exploits SmartIndexing Technology at every turn to help guide users to the information they need.
What Is SmartIndexing Technology?
Briefly stated, SmartIndexing Technology (or, simply, SmartIndexing) applies controlled vocabulary terms for several different taxonomies to all LexisNexis news and business content. (Legal content is also indexed, but by a different set of taxonomies developed specifically for legal researchers.) Sources are also indexed, making it easy to locate publications in the Source Selection tool by attributes such as publication type, language, geographic region, and main topics covered.
The taxonomies are built and maintained by the LexisNexis Taxonomies & Indexing team, comprised of information professionals, lawyers, subject matter experts and analysts. Index terms are assigned using a unique approach that combines the best features of human and automated indexing practices. Index term rules are developed and tested by the Taxonomies & Indexing team. These rules “read” incoming documents and assign relevant index terms automatically to documents and sources.
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SmartIndexing in LexisNexis Academic
SmartIndexing plays a major role at each step of the search and retrieval process, including:
Source selection Query formulation Working with results