ERIC Number: ED237106
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Representation and Exchange of Knowledge as a Basis of Information Processes. Proceedings of the International Research Forum in Information Science (5th, Heidelberg, West Germany, September 5-7, 1983).
Dietschmann, Hans, Ed.
This 22-paper collection addresses a variety of issues related to representation and transfer of knowledge. Individual papers include an explanation of the usefulness of general scientific models versus case-specific approaches and a discussion of different empirical approaches to the general problem of knowledge representation for information systems. Specific topics include advanced analysis procedures for automatic indexing and abstracting, the interdependencies of communication to the structure of language and actions, the influences of technological impacts on information needs and the treatment of social problems, the intellectual architecture of information systems, designing "crutches" for communication, text-understanding as a knowledge-based process, heuristic text parsing in knowledge-based text understanding and condensation systems, an information flow model as the basis for a workstation for the problem solver, online machine interaction facilities, the Education Management Information Exchange, using MONSTRAT (modular functions based on natural information processes for strategic problem treatment) in the analysis of information interaction, two-dimensional representation of information retrieval services, and design of a self-organizing documentation system. The use of information systems in planning, administration, and management is discussed in the context of case studies. Papers were presented by participants from Australia, Finland, West Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, and the United States. (LMM)
Descriptors: Artificial Intelligence, Automatic Indexing, Cognitive Processes, Computer Oriented Programs, Foreign Countries, Information Needs, Information Retrieval, Information Science, Library Research, Man Machine Systems, Management Information Systems, Online Systems, Technological Advancement
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Reports - Descriptive; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: German Society for Documentation, Frankfurt (West Germany).