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Publication Date: 1968-Oct
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Appendix Y. The Integrated Communications Experiment (ICE) Summary.
This appendix describes the Integrated Communications Experiment (ICE), a comprehensive computer software capability developed for the ComField Project. Each major characteristic of the data processing system is treated separately: natural language processing, flexibility, noninterference with the educational process, multipurposeness, comprehensive retrieval, centralization of records and distribution, statistical analysis, long-range data management, editing capacity, automatic coding and uncoding, data accuracy, uniform data preparation, and computer independence. Included also are descriptions of the three major programing systems--file generation and translation, file management and editing, and file retrieval--which are considered a minimum set of software functions which would satisfy the total demand of a record system in the natural language. Two flow charts are appended: (1) schematic configuration showing one possible ComField system using a comprehensive storage/retrieval system such as ICE and (2) the ICE system including document description, translation, information retrieval, and file maintenance and editing. This document and SP 002 155-SP 002 180 comprise the appendixes for the ComField Model Teacher Education Program Specifications in SP 002 154. (JS)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Northwest Regional Educational Lab., Portland, OR.