ERIC Number: ED107289
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
An Experiment in the Batch Processing of Retrospective Searches.
Wilman, H.; Hall, Angela M.
A series of five runs comprised of 20 searches each were carried out in a three-year span of the INSPEC data base. The same queries were processed manually in the corresponding volumes of Science Abstracts, and comparison of the output of each search method exposed reasons for the failures. Emphasis is laid on the fact that a query comprises other factors in addition to its subject matter and means of satisfying these criteria automatically are discussed. The more flexible nature of the manual searches is examined in detail with a view to improving the flexibility of the computer searches. (Author/DGC)
Descriptors: Abstracts, Bibliographic Coupling, Citations (References), Computer Oriented Programs, Computers, Indexes, Information Processing, Information Retrieval, Information Seeking, Information Services, Information Systems, Library Science, Library Services, Periodicals, Reference Services, Relevance (Information Retrieval), Sciences, Search Strategies
INSPEC Reports, The Institution of Electrical Engineers, Savoy Place, London WC2, England ($3.12)
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Institution of Electrical Engineers, London (England).
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England)