ERIC Number: ED094758
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Jun-30
Reference Count: N/A
Research in the Coupling of Interactive Information Systems. Final Report. ESL-FR-556.
Reintjes, J. Francis; Marcus, Richard S.
This reported research centered on development of the concept of a translating computer interface by which the networking of heterogeneous interactive information systems may be achieved during the period in which information retrieval system and network standards are evolving. The particular concepts and techniques investigated are the virtual system concept, a common command language, a master index and thesaurus, and a common bibliographic data structure. In addition to the theoretical study of the problem, an experimental interface has been developed that connects the MEDLINE and Interex retrieval system via ARPANET communication links and that performs some of the networking functions of the virtual system. (Author/WH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Massachusetts Inst. of Tech., Cambridge. Electronic Systems Lab.