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The National Agricultural Library expedites indexing

The National Agricultural Library (NAL), part of the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, has chosen a semantic content enrichment solution to automatically index hundreds of thousands of documents annually.

The library, which contains one of the largest collections of agricultural information in the world, will use Luxid for Content Enrichment from TEMIS to keep up with the escalating demand for its information services. The solution is said to vastly expand the potential number of articles indexed each year while simultaneously achieving a high level of quality.

The National Agricultural Library expects to significantly improve productivity with the new solution. Six in-house indexers will be able to index by subject 300,000 articles per year, a fourfold increase over the current average indexer’s level of production. The assignment of subject retrieval terms in the National Agricultural Library’s AGRICOLA index has been performed entirely by human indexers who average 75,000 articles per year.

Guillaume Mazieres, executive VP of North American Operations at TEMIS, says, “We will deploy Luxid 6 to fully take advantage of NAL’s thesaurus and help make the library’s amazing information even more accessible to its wide variety of constituents.”

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