ERIC Number: ED108859
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
INFIRS, Inverted File Information Retrieval System.
McCracken, I. C.; And Others
The Inverted File Information Retrieval System (INFIRS), is a document search system which offers a comprehensive range of search facilities. It has been developed at the United Kingdom Chemical Information Service (UKCIS) as a general purpose retrieval tool, suitable for handling a wide variety of data-bases (both free-text and controlled vocabulary) and giving both current awareness and retrospective search capabilities. The system is currently in use at UKCIS where six data-bases are routinely processed in batch mode, using an ICL 4-50 computer. The search facilities available in INFIRS are described. The philosophy adopted in the design of the system is discussed and the functions performed by each phase of INFIRS are explained in detail. (Author)
Descriptors: Chemistry, Computer Storage Devices, Data Processing, Databases, Information Retrieval, Information Services, Information Storage, Sciences, Search Strategies
ERIC/SMEAC, The Ohio State University, 400 Lincoln Tower, Columbus, Ohio 43210 (on loan)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: United Kingdom Chemical Information Service, Nottingham (England).