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ERIC Number: ED050757
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Apr
Pages: 17
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Reference Count: 0
Computerized Communications Citations Technology.
Upton, Charles C.
Feasibility study findings indicate that a potential reduction in drudgery for the scholar may be obtained through a combination of heretofore divergent solutions to the increasingly critical problem of how researchers will interface with computers for an efficient and effective review of the literature. Presently existing computer software includes information retrieval programs with important traits: (1) they will combine so as to permit offsetting of otherwise major weaknesses in the several separate programs; (2) they will require minimal modification for adapting to a variety of machines due to their being written in higher level languages; (3) they are precision instruments produced at a combined cost of some half million dollars of research funds; (4) they do not require use fees, having been produced through federally financed research and development projects; and (5) they are amenable to operation with a unique means of preparing document abstracts to permit computerized indexing as well as filing and retrieval. At present there are both classification schemes and computer information retrieval programs of limited utility to a communications bibliography. Rather than abandon and ignore these efforts, their examination shows pitfalls to avoid by building on those schemes and programs presently available. (Author/NH)
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Note: Paper prepared for a conference of the International Communication Association, Phoenix, Arizona, April 22 - 24, 1971