ERIC Number: ED023432
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Jun
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Description of an Experiment Investigating Term Relationships as Interpreted by Humans.
Rubinoff, Morris; And Others
An experiment is reported in which 78 subjects examined synonymic and generic-specific relationships among 513 terms compiled from subject indexes of programming textbooks and manuals. Terms were assigned in groups of 20 so that given decisions for terms could be compared for three subjects. The experiment suggested such methodological improvements for future experiments as limitation of workload on a subject, the need for controls on distribution and return of responses, the need for larger data samples, and the need to know the background and experience of subjects. The experiment established bases for further study into the development of semantic tools for information storage and retrieval. (USGRDR)
Descriptors: Classification, Communication (Thought Transfer), Indexing, Information Retrieval, Semantics, Thesauri, Vocabulary
Clearinghouse for Federal Scientific and Technical Information, Springfield, Va. 22151 (AD-671 906, MF $.65, HC $3.00).
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Sponsor: Army Research Office, Durham, NC.; Air Force Office of Scientific Research, Arlington, VA.
Authoring Institution: Pennsylvania Univ., Philadelphia. Moore School of Electrical Engineering.