• keywordA word occurring in the natural language of a document that is considered significant for indexing and retrieval. See also free text.
  • KWIC indexA type of index, arranged alphabetically, in which each significant word in a string of text serves as an access point, by being graphically emphasized and surrounded by the rest of the string. The keyword is generally in a centered column and is followed on the right by the continuation of the ...
  • KWOC indexA type of index, arranged alphabetically, in which each significant word in a string of text serves as an access point, usually positioned in the left-hand column of a page, followed by the complete string. The keyword may therefore not be in the immediate context of the words that surround it.