ERIC Number: ED032097
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Apr
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A Request Oriented Information Selection Program.
The program is a general purpose information retrieval program which can be used with a file of fixed format documents. Designed to be used by noncomputer personnel, the program provides flexibility in search requests and output format, which enable it to satisfy users' requests for information promptly and inexpensively. To insure easy adaptation of the program to changes in computer configuration or manufacturer, it is written entirely in FORTRAN IV. In the program the reports to be searched are stored on magnetic tapes, called search tapes. A matching procedure occurs in which documents are read from the search tape and compared to the user's search request. Documents which match the request are copied into intermediate tapes, from which the requested information fields are copied. Finally, the copied information is sorted and formatted, according to the user's output request, and printed. (Author/RM)
Descriptors: Computer Programs, Information Processing, Information Retrieval, Programing Languages, Search Strategies
Clearinghouse for Federal Scientific and Technical Information, Springfield, Va. 22151 (N67-22871, MF-$0.65; HC-$3.00)
Publication Type: N/A
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Authoring Institution: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Cleveland, OH. Lewis Research Center.