ERIC Number: ED032099
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
Reference Count: 0
Significant Attributes of Documents.
Armstrong, Frances T.
The purpose of this paper is to describe a method of finding the significant attributes of documents established during the course of research on the automatic classification of documents. The problem was first approached by examining the way in which an existing hierarchical classification system classifies things. The study of biological classification lead the research into the specific study of concept formation. At that point a method was devised of applying a set of rules for forming definitions concerning the problem of concept formation. It is first necessary to have a group or set of things that are members of the concept in order to obtain the essential attributes of the concept. Given a set of things, the attributes of the members may then be listed. From the attributes listed, the essential or significant attributes must be abstracted in order to describe the concept. (Author/RM)
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Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Georgia Inst. of Tech., Atlanta. School of Information and Computer Science.