PIONEERING IN MACHINE LITERATURE SEARCHING AND RETRIEVAL
NAVAL ORDNANCE LAB WHITE OAK MD
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These papers cover the programs of the American Society for Metals and the Naval Ordnance Laboratory in developing information retrieval programs. The first paper evaluates the experience at ASM in machine searching versus conventional library reference searching and finds machine searching to be more effective. The mathematicians explain the direct and indirect file for organizing library material for machine searches. Also discussed is the computer program adopted for the NOL Library. In the final paper, the Librarys use of the computer and some of the advantages are set forth.