Title

Quality Control of Chinese-Language Records Using a Rule-Based Data Validation System-Part 2

Publication Title

Cataloging & Classification Quarterly

Publication Date

1993

Document Type

Article

DOI

10.1300/J104v18n01_02

Keywords

quality control, Chinese-language records, rule-based data validation system

Disciplines

Cataloging and Metadata | Library and Information Science

Abstract

The problem addressed by this two-part study is to evaluate the quality of Chinese records in the OCLC database and to determine the potential of a set of production rules for a rule-based data validation system lo support quality control of the Chinese records. The second part of the study emphasizes establishing pro- duction rules for such a system. Based on the results of error anal- ysis, a set of production rules were developed and tested, focusing on improving completeness, consistency, and correctness of a rec- ord. The rules covered 11 of the total 19 types of errors. At least 65% , of the errors occurring in the investigated sample records could be detected automatically by applying the production rules.