• Indexing (which is sometimes interchanged with the term “coding”) refers to the information that is added to an image to allow it to be found after it is scanned. Objective indexing or coding is one of two types of indexes used in imaging. A template, something like an index card, is attached to the image in the computer and pertinent information is typed into the template, tagging the document for retrieval purposes. Author of the document, box number, date, subject and type of document are all common index fields. 1
  • Universal term for coding and data entry. 2
  • The manual or automatic process of creating an Index. In Electronic Discovery, Indexing typically refers to the automatic constriction of an electronic Index for use in an Information Retrieval System. 3

See Also


  1. RSI, Glossary.
  2. Formerly American Document Management, Glossary of Terms, now 5i Solutions Glossary.
  3. Maura R. Grossman and Gordon V. Cormack, EDRM page & The Grossman-Cormack Glossary of Technology-Assisted Review, with Foreword by John M. Facciola, U.S. Magistrate Judge2013 Fed. Cts. L. Rev. 7 (January 2013).