Accession Number:

AD0022426

Title:

MACHINES AND CLASSIFICATION IN THE ORGANIZATION OF INFORMATION

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept. no. 2

Corporate Author:

DOCUMENTATION INC BETHESDA MD

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1953-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

43.0

Abstract:

A discussion is presented of alphabetical indexing, Patent Office classification, the Story classification, and the methods of abstraction ladders and semantic factoring. The schemes for classifying information are discussed in terms of index and system size, and the possibility of information retrieval. Each is considered to be a system of predetermined associations which tend to restrict and falsify the full diversity inherent in the free association and disassociation ideas. See also AD22173

Subject Categories:

  • Information Science

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE