ERIC Number: ED088485
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Feb
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Complete Clear Text Representation of Scientific Documents in Machine-Readable Form. NBS Technical Note 820.
Duncan, Blanton C.; Garvin, David
Science and technology use a large variety of symbols to represent physical properties, chemical formulas, and mathematical expressions. Since data centers which codify and evaluate physical properties need to use this conventional symbolism, it is recommended that they adopt the symbols and terminology specified by the various International Unions, both for manual operations and for the creation of machine-readable data bases. It is demonstrated that these conventional symbols can be produced by communications devices which are compatible with the international standard codes for information exchange. A set of characters suitable for representing scientific data and text is presented and proposed as an extension of the International Organization for Standardization(ISO) information interchange code. The use of this extended character code by computer oriented data centers at the National Bureau of Standards is described. In addition, the kinds of equipment needed for this level of performance and criteria for their selection are outlined. (Author)
Descriptors: Communications, Computer Graphics, Computer Storage Devices, Data Analysis, Data Processing, Information Centers, Information Dissemination, Information Processing, Information Science, Machine Translation, Program Descriptions, Sciences, Symbols (Mathematics), Technology
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D. C. 20402 (SD Catalog No. C13.46:820; $.90)
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Authoring Institution: National Bureau of Standards (DOC), Washington, DC.