ERIC Number: ED050773
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-May-21
Reference Count: 0
Access: A Study of Information Storage and Retrieval with Emphasis on Library Information Systems. Interim Report.
Resnikoff, H. L.; Dolby, J. L.
Chapter I: "Introduction and Summary of Results," stresses the view that the problem of insufficient access is primarily a problem of the great size of the archives to which access is desired. Chapter II: "Levels of Information Storage and Access," is directed toward the problems of library archives and in this context it is access to the content of books and collections of books that is of immediate concern. Chapter III: "Mathematics of Information Distributions," is devoted to the mathematical study of some of the distributions that arise naturally in the study of information systems. Chapter IV: "The Structure of the Back-of-the Book Indexes," is a study of indexes to books in order to determine what structure, if any, they possess. Chapter V: "Algorithmetic Text Indexing," is also exclusively concerned with back-of-the book indexes. Chapter VI: "Amalgamative Access Mechanisms," looks at the problem of discovering possible methods for accessing books. Examples of indexes are appended and the tables included are listed. (NH)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: R and D Consultants Co., Los Altos, CA.