Keyword Index / Indexing

Definition(s)

  • Indexing is a process that inventories the total content of a file and builds a searchable electronic index. This index typically maps from a keyword to all the documents that contain the keyword. Search indexes serve to function as tools designed to facilitate and expedite the retrieval of information. Search engines will use both common and proprietary technology to build indexes and service search queries.
  • A technique that examines the ESI and builds a searchable electronic index. This index typically maps from a keyword to all the documents that contain the keyword.