ERIC Number: ED078877
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Management and Design Tools for Document Retrieval Systems: A Method for Predicting Quantity Output.
Fiorello, Marco R.
The existing volume and increasing growth rate of documented information has resulted in numerous efforts to construct operational Document Storage and Retrieval Systems, as a practical solution to the demand for information storage and retrieval. Accompanying the surge to build more and better and bigger Document Retrieval Systems (DRSs), was the realization that there are few effective tools for the designers and managers of these systems. The tasks of design and management of DRSs requires tools and performance measures to aid in the selection of preferred options, and in the control over the fundamental processes of inquiry analysis, indexing, retrieval and system growth. A step toward the generation of operational tools to aid in the design and management tasks is presented in this report, by the development of a Retrieval Quantity (Rq) estimate. The Rq estimate is defined as a function of the inquiry form, search strategy and descriptor-document distribution, and can be used to predict the quantity output due to system growth, and aid in the tuning of the indexing and formal inquiry specification processes. (Author/NH)
Descriptors: Administration, Design, Information Processing, Information Retrieval, Information Storage, Information Systems, Search Strategies
The Rand Corporation, 1700 Main St., Santa Monica, Calif. 90406 ($5.00)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Rand Corp., Santa Monica, CA.
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