Indexing the library at Trantor

I was reminded recently of a short story by Orson Scott Card, called The Originist, in which he had a description of the way the "Indexers" at the Great Library at Trantor [to those of you who don’t know, don’t worry these are concepts not real places] worked collaboratively in indexing the information.

He discovered it was done by each indexer’s individual intuition alone, they tagged them and hyperlinked them according to keywords or phrases that they  had made up or were struck by, like one of those train of thought games you play, following the triggers of your train of thought backward, so you could say. To put in in simple english, actually, because I just realized what was going on in a video I saw earlier on artificial general intelligence.

The answer, I think, is the short story, also available in an anthology called the friends of foundation.

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