ERIC Number: ED031255
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1967-May
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An Experimental On-Line Information Retrieval System.
Cautin, Harvey; And Others
This paper reports an experiment in on-line retrieval using man-machine dialogue on a remote console. Message editing procedures and the use of two command languages are described. The system employs a PDP-8 computer for generating, proofreading, and editing messages, and an IBM 7040 computer for information retrieval processing. The symbolic retrieval language permits three commands in the search mode: retrieve, combine, and display. The second language, Easy English, requires only that requests be formulated in a specified syntactic form. Users have the option to translate Easy English requests to symbolic language during a search. (Author/JW)
Descriptors: Computers, Display Systems, Information Retrieval, Man Machine Systems, Programing Languages, Search Strategies, Symbolic Language
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Sponsor: Army Research Office, Durham, NC.; Air Force Office of Scientific Research, Arlington, VA. Directorate of Information Science.
Authoring Institution: Pennsylvania Univ., Philadelphia. Moore School of Electrical Engineering.