Definition: An inverted index that only indicates the text in which a word appears, not where the word appears within the text.
Generalization (I am a kind of ...)
See also full inverted index, block addressing index.
Note: See the example at inverted index.
Nivio Ziviani, Edleno Silva de Moura, Gonzalo Navarro, and Ricardo Baeza-Yates, Compression: A Key for Next-Generation Text Retrieval Systems, IEEE Computer, 33(11):37-44, November 2000, (page 42).
Justin Zobel and Alistair Moffat, Inverted Files for Text Search Engines, ACM Computing Surveys, 38(2), article 6, July 2006.
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Paul E. Black, "inverted file index", in Dictionary of Algorithms and Data Structures [online], Paul E. Black, ed., U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology. 13 October 2006. (accessed TODAY) Available from: http://www.nist.gov/dads/HTML/invertedFileIndex.html