ERIC Number: ED029670
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1967-Mar
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Procedure Manuals for the Comparative Systems Laboratory Experiments.
Saracevic, Tefko, Ed.; Rothenberg, Leslie, Ed.
The report deals with experiments in testing and evaluation of an information retrieval system within the Comparative Systems Laboratory (CSL). Section I outlines the approach and the general methodology developed in CSL, the operational design of the experiments, the construction and use of the manuals, and the general significance of the manuals. Sections II through XI present operational manuals for indexing, encoding, question analysis, search strategy, dissemination, and instructions to users. Section XII lists and describes the special computer programs written for CSL. The primary purpose of the manuals was to serve as operational work guides for the CSL staff in constructing the components of the retrieval system to be tested in a manner which permitted testing by a system approach, and to prescribe the procedures for comparative testing. The manuals also served as training aids. (Author)
Descriptors: Abstracting, Codification, Comparative Testing, Computer Programs, Design, Evaluation, Guides, Indexing, Information Dissemination, Information Retrieval, Information Systems, Methods, Search Strategies, Use Studies
Clearinghouse for Federal Scientific and Technical Information, Springfield, Va. 22151 (PB 175 562, MF $0.65, HC $3.00).
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Authoring Institution: Western Reserve Univ., Cleveland, OH. Center for Documentation and Communication Research.