Accession Number : AD0465109


Title :   APPLICATION OF RESEARCH TO AIR FORCE CIVIL ENGINEERING VIA A SCIENTIFIC AND TECHNICAL INFORMATION SERVICE.


Descriptive Note : Technical rept., Jul 64-Jan 65,


Corporate Author : AIR FORCE WEAPONS LAB KIRTLAND AFB N MEX


Personal Author(s) : Hicks,James N ,Jr


Report Date : May 1965


Pagination or Media Count : 40


Abstract : The development of a capability for processing and evaluating scientific and technical information (STINFO) pertaining to Air Force civil engineering is described. During the initial phases of this development considerable attention was given to identifying sources of information and analyzing storage and retrieval systems. The information storage and retrieval system being used for processing civil engineering STINFO is a manual, nonconventional type commonly referred to in the field of documentation as concept coordination. The indexing of the information is accomplished through the use of words or combinations of words to which 'roles' have been added to form 'term-roles.' 'Links' are also used in the indexing process as an additional aid for retrieving only relevant information when a search is being conducted. Evaluation of retrieved information in response to an inquiry made to the CE STINFO service is the final step in devising a 'best known' answer. This operation is performed by professional engineers engaged in research work who in most cases have advanced degrees and use the combination of experience and education to evaluate information for its applicability to a given problem. (Author)


Descriptors :   CIVIL ENGINEERING , AIR FORCE RESEARCH , DATA PROCESSING , SUBJECT INDEXING , DOCUMENTS , ABSTRACTS


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE