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ERIC Number: ED096939
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Aug-9
Reference Count: N/A
Recommendations for a Habitability Data Base.
Illinois Univ., Urbana. Library Research Center.
A prototype Habitability Data Base was developed for the United States Army Corps of Engineers. From a review of selected Army documents, standards in the form of goals or architectural criteria were identified as significant to man-environment relations (MER). A search of appropriate information systems was conducted to retrieve a minimum of 500 relevant articles. Copies of the articles were obtained, abstracted and provided with MER statements. The terms of a generic MER matrix were then induced, representing both Army MER standards and MER statements from the literature. Code numbers were assigned to each MER statement, and the articles were prepared for computer processing, using the SMART information retrieval system and a keyword indexing approach. Per-document cost figures were computed for the input into the data base and recommendations made for a prototype information system, based on 100 documents, which would test the feasibility of a larger Habitability Data Base in both content and system operation. The bulk of this report consists of printout of sample abstract, code and citation formats. (Author/SL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Illinois Univ., Urbana. Library Research Center.