ERIC Number: ED030454
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1968-Nov-1
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INFOL for the CDC 6400 Information Storage and Retrieval System. Reference Manual.
Mittman, B.; And Others
INFOL for the CDC 6400 is a rewrite in FORTRAN IV of the CDC 3600/3800 INFOL (Information Oriented Language), a generalized information storage and retrieval system developed by the Control Data Corporation for the CDC 3600/3800 computer. With INFOL, selected pieces of information are extracted from a file and presented to the user quickly and conveniently, in their original form. The INFOL language -- a subset of English -- was designed to be easy to learn by those without a programming background or a knowledge of computers. The field concept implying limited word size, has been eliminated in INFOL; the user need not be concerned about how many characters to assign any piece of information -- all information may be of variable length. The output may be a printed report or it may be a punched deck to be used as input for another computer application. (Author/JB)
Descriptors: Computers, Information Processing, Information Retrieval, Information Storage, Information Systems, Programing, Programing Languages, Search Strategies
Clearinghouse for Federal Scientific and Technical Information, Springfield, Va. 22151. (AD 684 627, 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.