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edited by Jochen Fassbender
The British Go Journal Index (BGJI) intends to facilitate the process of information retrieval
from the journal. While the BGJ tables of contents only show the headlines of each issue,
searching in the BGJI is far more comprehensive and efficient, since it contains original
titles of articles as well as other important keywords. Thus, the BGJI instantly helps
readers to spot even the most specific information. Note also that original titles cited in
the BGJI may differ from those given in the BGJ tables of contents which are not included in
each issue. The BGJI consists of four sub-indexes: the title/keyword index, the subject index,
the author index, and the chronological index.
The first edition of the BGJI was published as a printed version as well as on disk in 1995.
The present index version is only available on disk (files are Winword and simple text format)
and refers to 113 issues (1967 to 1998) with a total of 3530 pages. Altogether there are
nearly 6500 references (among them are approximately 1400 entries referring to an original
title of an article) as well as about 700 cross-references. However, the number of entries
referring to the same item is quite high due to permutations, synonyms, and repetition. The
BGJI refers to about 620 individuals, more than 1000 events, and about 580 games. Extensive
proof-reading and checking for consistency have been made. BGJ errata have been corrected in
the BGJI. Please write to the BGA if you find any more errata or if you have any suggestion.
Each entry in the four BGJI sub-indexes consists of seven categories: entry type, title and
keywords, author/game commentator, subject, publication year, issue number, and pages. The
order of these categories may vary, e.g. the author category is the first one in the author
index. There is only one entry per line, thus one entry is equivalent to one reference.
Basic elements to be mentioned:
- An asterisk (*) indicates an original title entry.
- A double asterisk (**) indicates an original title entry given more than once because of permutation.
- A dash () indicates a permutation entry which also consists of a comma after its leading part.
- Brackets ( ) show either year, game, tournament, or name specifications.
- A hyphen (-) after a page number means more than one page.
The title/keyword index
The title/keyword index is sorted on title and keyword entries. It is the main file for searching
and browsing within the title/keyword category. There are cross-references (either 'see' or 'see
also') in case of related terms, English/foreign technical terms, abbreviations, synonyms, closely
related articles (with different titles), and narrower terms (to a certain extent). In addition,
there are cross-references to the subject index concerning general topics, and to the author index
concerning individuals. Note that all these cross-references are only included in the alphabetical
index, thus it is strongly recommended to begin a searching session with this sub-index.
- Apart from original title entries the word 'Go' is often ignored (e.g. 'Club' instead of
'Go Club' or 'Tournament' instead of 'Go Tournament' but 'Go Congress' is an exception).
'Go' (or any synonym) is only a keyword when there are no other important ones.
- Only important keywords are a leading part of a permutation entry unless the entry
contains no important keywords.
- Most general topics, such as 'Club', 'Player', 'Tournament', 'Game' or 'Literature', are
more comprehensively treated as one of the subjects in the subject index, i.e. they are given
as cross-references to the subjext index.
- Subtitles are usually not part of an original title entry. Important subtitle keywords are
- Individuals are included as an entry in context of a game, profile, biography, opinion,
interview, tour, visit, election or obituary (the latter is indicated by '(obit)' after the
respective individual's name unless otherwise clear). Simple mention of names (e.g. tournament
organisers, participants and winners) are not included. Pseudonyms of Internet Go Server players
are included. Authors are given as cross-references to the author index.
- A game always has two entries if both players' names are mentioned (otherwise only one
'v. A.N.Other'). There are also two entries in case of many events (e.g. a Go Congress) which
are given with their geographical venue as well.
- As for the spelling of oriental names and terms The Go Player's Almanac from Ishi Press is
the standard reference. Oriental names are given with the family name first and without a comma.
Note, however, that transliteration of Chinese and Korean names might be inconsistent. In some
cases family and first name of orientals might have been confused. Technical terms might be given
in English and/or Japanese (there is a cross-reference in case of both).
- Numerical values are given as a word (e.g. 'Four-Stone Game' or 'Nine-Dan') with the exception
of board dimensions (e.g. '9x9 Go').
- Within original title entries years are put behind the name of the event (e.g. 'British Go
Congress 1991' instead of '1991 British Go Congress'). Years in brackets have been added to
those original title entries without a year mentioned; they tend to change the chronological
order because brackets are sorted ahead of numbers. Tournament years may differ +/- 1, i.e.
a tournament year does not always show the actual year.
- Title or keyword entries in italics show book/journal titles or product/company names (note
that there are no italics in TXT files and HTML files).
- Tables of contents, BGA officials, tournament calendars, glossaries, club lists,
advertisements, etc. are not included in the index. Photos have not been indexed.
The subject index
This sub-index allows a systematic approach, i.e. the selection of common main subjects (more than
50 different subjects are available, see below). Among subjects the subject index is alphabetically
sorted on title and keyword entries. There is a small number of entries without a subject at the
very beginning of this sub-index.
|Anl||Analysis (e.g. counting, reading)
|Beh||Behaviour (e.g. etiquette)
|BGA||British Go Association
|CNp||Computer - Non-playing Program (e.g. teaching, recording)
|CNw||Computer - Network
|Com||Computer (in general)
|CPl||Computer - Playing Program
|EGF||European Go Federation
|G 9||9x9 Game
|Gam||Game (articles with games)
|GH?||Handicap x Game (GH1 = no komi or reverse komi, GHX = more than 9 stones)
|Hcp||Handicap Strategy + Systems
|Hum||Humour + Entertainment
|L+D||Life and Death
|OHs||Historical Organisation (before 20th century)
|PHs||Historical Player (before 20th century)
|Ply||Player (in general)
|Prm||Promoting (e.g. trusts, sponsorships)
|Rat||Rating + Ranks
|Str||Strategic Aspects (e.g. thickness, moyo, territory, invasion, reduction)
|T??||Tournament in 19??
|Tal||Tales, Legends, etc.
|TCd||Tournament Conditions (e.g. time limits)
|Tch||Teaching (e.g. studying, teach-ins)
|Tec||Technique + Shape (e.g. cut, hane, ko, ladder, peep)
|THs||Historical Tournament (before 20th century)
|TSy||Tournament System (e.g. McMahon)
The author index
This is the only sub-index which covers authors completely. The other sub-indexes only
show the first author mentioned in case of co-authored entries which are indicated by
'et al', or a BGJ author in favour of non-BGJ authors. However, the author index only
consists of entries with authors, i.e. a large number of original title entries are
not included due to the fact that authors are not always mentioned in the BGJ.
Apart from authors this sub-index does include game commentators who in most cases can
be identified if the respective subject is 'Gam'. Other kinds of BGJ contributors, such
as translators, game recorders, photographers, are not included. Pseudonyms of books are
included. Author entries in italics are non-BGJ authors/editors of books, articles, or
software reviewed or in some other context mentioned in the BGJ (note that there are no
italics in TXT files). In case of book or software reviews, the reviewer is given as the
BGJ author, while the entry is also to be found under its non-BGJ author/editor.
Organisations are included as non -BGJ editors. However, Go associations' main
publications with obvious titles (e.g. the BGA's BGJ) are not being referred to.
The chronological index
This sub-index is sorted on issues. It mainly serves as an input file for new BGJ issues
as well as a basic source from which to create other sub-indexes. It may also help to
give a survey of contents of a specific BGJ issue but is otherwise not recommended for
BGJ publication survey
The BGJ has been published as a quarterly in most years.
|issue number||publication date||pages/issue||issues/year||pages/year
|110||Spring 98||56|| 4||
See also the downloadable .DOC version
Jochen Fassbender's BGJ index.
An index of the BGJ Archive covers those issues and articles
from the British Go Journal
which are available on this web site.
Last updated Sun Jul 08 2007. If you have any comments, please email the webmaster on web-master AT britgo DOT org.