ERIC Number: ED168568
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Jan-30
Reference Count: 0
Non-Procedural Languages for Information Resource Management.
Bearley, William L.
The future of information resources management requires new approaches to implementing systems which will include a type of data base management that frees users to solve data processing problems logically by telling the system what they want, together with powerful non-procedural languages that will permit communication in simple, concise statements without complex data descriptions or program logic. A communication gap between the end-user and computer caused primarily by inadequacies of traditional programming approaches and methods of managing files may be remedied by the use of such non-procedural languages. The non-procedural language-base approach provides a "user-friendly" interface between user and computer that does not require knowledge of a data processing language or of data base structure. Decreased cost, increased productivity, and increased system availability to users are significant implications. The Information Resource Management System (IRMS), a non-procedural approach, is applicable for all internal organizational information processing, as a powerful development language for new applications, and as a utility for handing ad hoc requests or for one-time applications. The system focuses on the data, which are accessed through a data base manager. Generalized processing functions are accessed through a command language useable in both a batch and time-sharing environment, and a procedural language interface accommodates users with special processing needs. (CWM)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the International Meeting of Exchange (January 30, 1979)