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SANZ-VALERO, Javier; GUARDIOLA-WANDEN-BERGHE, Rocío and CASTIEL, Luis David. Indexing languages in e-Health: applications for documents about eating disorders. Salud Colectiva [online]. 2011, vol.7, suppl.1, pp.S61-S69. ISSN 1851-8265. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1851-82652011000400007.
The increased presence and widespread use of specialized databases, as well as the possibilities for distribution offered by new technologies, require a pertinent method for analyzing documents. Indexing languages emerge from the information growth generated by the scientific revolution as a quick, standardized way to process, store and retrieve document contents. This paper examines the characteristics and advantages of documentary languages in the digital age, describing examples of thesauri and their corresponding hierarchical relationships as applied to eating disorders.
Keywords : Abstracting and Indexing as Topic; Vocabulary, Controlled; Information Storage and Retrieval.