ERIC Number: ED030458
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-May
Reference Count: 0
Video Communication Program.
Haynes, Leonard Stanley
This thesis describes work done as part of the Video Console Indexing Project (VICI), a program to improve the quality and reduce the time and work involved in indexing documents. The objective of the work described was to design a video terminal system which could be connected to a main computer to provide rapid natural communication between the user and the system. The report discusses the nature of the communication which an indexer may require, such as the definition of a word, terms generic to a given term, synonyms of a term, abstracts of a document, etc. The video terminal must have the following capabilities: (1) to permit the user to make the above requests in a rapid, natural manner and send the appropriate code to the main computer; and (2) to receive the main computer's response to any request and display it on the screen. The indexer should be able to work directly from the screen. Since the screen can display only a very limited number of characters, the video terminal must contain a set of instructions to allow the user to control what is visible on the screen. The hardware and software for the system are described. (Author/CC)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Pennsylvania Univ., Philadelphia. Moore School of Electrical Engineering.
Note: Thesis, Moore School of Electrical Engineering, University of Pennsylvania, 1969.