ERIC Number: ED031285
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1969-Jan
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An Experimental Inquiry into Context Information Processing.
Gould, Laura; And Others
This report discusses an experimental inquiry into the nature and use of context data. The objective is to explore the implications of a system incorporating context data and, ultimately, to test the utility of context data for meeting the needs of users of information systems. The result of this inquiry has been the establishment of a context data base in machine-readable form for some 300 documents. The context data representing these documents have been obtained and put in machine form for the following entities: cited documents, authors and journals. Approximately 2400 cited documents, 262 authors and 58 journals are represented. A retrieval system (QUERY) capable of processing the context data and retrieving the indicated documents was developed. Analyses both of the results of this usage and of the relationships that exist between context data and content were made. The report suggests that though the characterization of cited documents and authors is adequate, the characterizations of other entities (journal, society, or organization with which the author is affiliated) is not totally satisfactory, because of the degree of interpretation required. (Author/RM)
Descriptors: Context Clues, Documentation, Information Processing, Information Retrieval, Programing Languages, Search Strategies
Clearinghouse for Federal Scientific and Technical Information, Springfield, Va. 22151 (PB 184 226, MF-$0.65; HC-$3.00)
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Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: California Univ., Berkeley. Inst. of Library Research.