The NLM Indexing Initiative

Proc AMIA Symp. 2000;17-21.


The objective of NLM's Indexing Initiative (IND) is to investigate methods whereby automated indexing methods partially or completely substitute for current indexing practices. The project will be considered a success if methods can be designed and implemented that result in retrieval performance that is equal to or better than the retrieval performance of systems based principally on humanly assigned index terms. We describe the current state of the project and discuss our plans for the future.

MeSH terms

  • Abstracting and Indexing / methods*
  • Information Storage and Retrieval
  • National Library of Medicine (U.S.)
  • Natural Language Processing*
  • Subject Headings*
  • Unified Medical Language System*
  • United States