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n. ~ 1. One of a small set of words used to characterize the content of a document for use in retrieval systems. - 2. In KWIC and KWOC indexes, words in a title or document that serve as access points. - 3. Computing · Reserved words in a programming language that has a functional meaning for the compiler or interpreter and that cannot be used for the names of variables, functions, or other entities.

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Keywords1 are often taken from the title, abstract, or sometimes the full text of the work. In other cases, keywords are taken from a controlled vocabulary. - Keywords2 include any word in the title that is not in a list of common words of limited value for retrieval (a stop list).