ERIC Number: ED032902
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Dec
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SPIRAL (Sandia's Program for Information Retrieval and Listing)
West, Leslie E.
The general scope of SPIRAL is storage of free-flowing text information into a machine-readable library and recall of any portions of this stored information that are relevant to an inquiry. The major objectives in the design of the system were (1) to make it easy to use by persons unfamiliar with computer systems; and (2) to make it efficient, in terms of information storage requirements, processing time to answer an inquiry, and the pertinence of the response to the inquiry. Several characteristics of the system are believed to be unique, including methods of data-compression, organization of inquiries, comparison of phrases, and comparison of paragraphs. (Author)
Descriptors: Content Analysis, Data Processing, Information Retrieval, Information Storage, Information Systems, Search Strategies
Clearinghouse for Federal Scientific and Technical Information, Springfield, Va. 22151 (PB-183 119, MF-$0.65; HC-$3.00)
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Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Sandia Corp., Albuquerque, NM.