full inverted index

(data structure)

Definition: An inverted index that includes the exact location within texts, in addition to the text in which the word appears.

Generalization (I am a kind of ...)
inverted index.

See also inverted file index, block addressing index.

Note: See the example at inverted index.

Author: PEB

More information

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).

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