KWIC index

KWIC index

[′kwik ‚in‚deks]
(computer science)
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Most of the words in the corpus index software are KWIC index, which is the keyword search with context.
* KWIC index review vocabulary: By the KWIC index, learners can find out the specific content in the full text, and it will be better for students to achieve the construction and consolidation of language knowledge.
Our system runs the KWIC index builder on every document of the data corpus.
The table shows only the first 8 words of the rows of the KWIC index file.
Table 1: Sample Entries in the KWIC Index File Containing the Term "created" in Column 1.
Bellick did a KWIC index of the terms used in the 2,000 queries and surprisingly found 4,528 total terms used and only 2,807 of them unique.
To suggest as a tradeoff the demise of Computing Reviews and any unnamed SIG publications for the resurrection of, the (in my opinion) largely useless KWIC index is incomprehensible.
I would not be in favor of a dues increase targeted at the resumption of producing the KWIC index. Frankly, I feel that function is adequately fulfilled by the annual Guide to Computing Literature.
In a recent seminar I gave, there appeared many blank faces when I mentioned important names from the past, such as Mortimer Taft or Hans Peter Luhn, or a significant development, such as the first publication of a KWIC index. When I asked who had ever heard of these people or events, two hands went up.
This letter is a plea to reinstitute the old, much-beloved, "KWIC Index to Computing Literature." I would tolerate a dues increase just to be able to have a reliable and convenient index containing a citation to (nearly) every journal article, book, thesis, and proceedings paper in the CR categories.
In fact, I would be happy to trade Computing Reviews and two SIG publications for a comprehensive KWIC index periodical.