CSA Illustrata: Technology offers deep indexing for tables, figures, graphs, charts and other illustrations from the scholarly research and technical literature.
“Deep indexing” categorizes data, variables and other content represented in tables, maps, photographs and other figures. Usually, indexing of research articles is done at a rather high, general level where only the key concepts of the work are represented by a dozen or so index terms. But by going deeper and specifically indexing the content associated with all the individual tables and figures, CSA Illustrata enables the researcher to find information that otherwise would not be retrievable in traditional, article-level and full-text indexing systems.
Search results — the objects — can be viewed along with the caption, author, and source information and additional index terms that can be used for further searching. A link is provided to the full-text documents when available, and a link back to the parent record provides a summary view of all the objects associated with that article. In most instances, the article abstract is displayed. The visualization of data and the interdisciplinary nature of CSA Illustrata: Technology can also lead to unexpected discoveries or connections between seemingly disparate findings.
Excerpted from Database Factsheet.