ERIC Number: ED190158
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Mar
Reference Count: 0
On-Line Forecasting Capabilities: Futurscan and Its Alternatives.
Gerjuoy, Herbert G.; Owen, T. Gerald
This paper provides an overview of the field of online information retrieval systems whose databases are programmed to predict future events. These systems rely on data of past events and use mathematical techniques such as regression analysis and statistical probability to provide forecast data. The history of these systems is traced through the advent of the IBM QUICKTRAN program in 1967 and descriptions of 13 other predictive systems. Recent trend impact analysis studies have led to the development of INTERAX and FUTURSCAN, which offer sophisticated and complex predictive online capabilities. A list of 15 references is provided. (RAA)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the National Online Information Meeting (New York, NY, March 25-27, 1980).