Title

Spelling and searching the internet: An overlooked problem

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

9-1-2002

Abstract

Misspellings, phonetic spellings, deliberately idiosyncratic spellings, typographical, and other errors are examined in relation to the Internet’s lack of standardization. Despite the dramatic effect different spellings have on the outcome of searches, this topic has not been adequately addressed in the literature nor have solutions been suggested hitherto.

Recommended Citation

Proctor, Edward. "Spelling and searching the internet: An overlooked problem." The Journal of academic librarianship 28, no. 5 (2002): 297-305.

DOI for the article

https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/s0099-1333(02)00321-x

Department

Libraries

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