Affordable Access

The feasibility of wide-area textual analysis systems in libraries: A practical analysis

Graduate School of Library and Information Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Publication Date
  • Textual Analysis
  • Academic Libraries


This paper discusses the textual and software resources necessary for the establishment of a generalized wide-area textual analysis system. A distinction is made between textual analytical systems and text retrieval systems. The necessity of using standards and open systems in implementing such systems is emphasized. The paper includes a review of critical characteristics of generalized analytical software. It is argued that the resources necessary for the establishment of a service are currently available. The paper concludes with a discussion of deficiencies in current resources and standards. The author also includes an appendix discussing the need to incorporate a recognition of structure in textual retrieval systems.

There are no comments yet on this publication. Be the first to share your thoughts.