Every word has three explanations
In this chapter, we present our approaches to the task of understanding and managing the content of Fodor's book. Each of us viewed this analysis process from a different perspective and these perspectives produced different indexes.
Sherry started with the information in the text and then proceeded toward the readers. She examined the text, determined the aboutness of the discussion, and then decided how to lead readers to it.
Kari began with the readers and then proceeded to the text. She defined her potential audience and their information needs, and then used this perspective to analyze the text. When she examined a passage, she considered readers' questions that might be answered by it.
In the chapter closing, we examine how these differing analytical perspectives influenced our gathering processes. We also confirm that both indexes are useful, even with these differences.