ERIC Number: ED029665
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1968-Dec
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TRIAL: An Information Retrieval System for Creating, Maintaining, Indexing, and Retrieving from Files of Textual Information. User's Manual.
Borman, Lorraine; Dillaman, Donald
TRIAL is an information processing system that will perform editing, indexing, and retrieval of textual and certain types of numeric information. The system allows for: (1) the creation and maintenance of a master file, (2) indexing on words designated as 'key' words or, alternatively, on every word in the text, excluding those common terms that are user supplied as a 'stop' word list, and (3) computer retrieval and printout of entries that satisfy a user search command. The system is designed so that any one or any combination of the above features can be achieved through one computer run with proper control cards. The system is especially adaptable to large masses of bibliographic data where either selective bibliographies or various forms of indexes are desired. (Author/JB)
Descriptors: Computer Programs, Indexes, Indexing, Information Processing, Information Retrieval, Information Storage, Information Systems, Programing, Search Strategies
Clearinghouse for Federal Scientific and Technical Information, Springfield, Va. 22151 (AD 684 626, MF $0.65, HC $3.00).
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Sponsor: Air Force Office of Scientific Research, Arlington, VA. Directorate of Information Science.
Authoring Institution: Northwestern Univ., Evanston, IL. Vogelback Computing Center.