Hans Wellisch

Hans Wellisch

There is no such thing as "the user". Users... come in all shapes, sizes, and colors, and they have widely varying information needs...More Hans Wellisch quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Detailed analytical indexing is generally the hallmark of good back-of-the-book indexes.More Hans Wellisch quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
It is well documented that the same text, indexed by several indexers, will result in as many slightly or even substantially different indexes, and even the same indexer will produce varying indexes for the same text at different times.More Hans Wellisch quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The indexing problem changes with each new book undertaken. To meet the needs of different classes of seekers and to suit various types of books, rules entirely satisfactory in one case must be varied in the next and perhaps ignored or even reversed for a third... Indexing is a highly complex intellectual process involving the use of language in a specific and somewhat artificial way, and that it is also to a considerable extent a matter of intuition, the workings of which cannot be reduced to fixed rules. It is 'knowiMore Hans Wellisch quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
We know that we can do it, but cannot describe in so many words how we do it, nor can we reduce it to a set of rules. At most, the observable facts of the indexing operation can be described.More Hans Wellisch quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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