ERIC Number: ED061976
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1971-Sep
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FMS: A Format Manipulation System for Automatic Production of Natural Language Documents, Second Edition. Final Report.
Silver, Steven S.
FMS/3 is a system for producing hard copy documentation at high speed from free format text and command input. The system was originally written in assembler language for a 12K IBM 360 model 20 using a high speed 1403 printer with the UCS-TN chain option (upper and lower case). Input was from an IBM 2560 Multi-function Card Machine. The model 20 version has been superceded by a revised implementation operational on all other models of the IBM System/360. Increased speed is gained by restricting performance to text formatting only, eliminating editing and text scanning functions, such as spelling checking, index generation, etc. This document serves as language specifications and users manual and was completely generated by FMS. It contains an introduction to the system, including the implementation and project history; a chapter on using FMS; an FMS beginners cookbook, and an explanation of Model 20 tape file management. [Related documents are LI 003610, LI 003611, LI 003645, LI 003647 and LI 003648.] (Author/SJ)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: California Univ., Berkeley. Inst. of Library Research.
Identifiers - Location: California (Berkeley)