Accession Number:

AD0285255

Title:

HIGH-SPEED DOCUMENT PERUSAL

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IBM WATSON RESEARCH CENTER YORKTOWN HEIGHTS N Y

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Report Date:

1962-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

1.0

Abstract:

This report includes A SAMPLING PROCEDURE FOR CLUSTERING SIMILAR DOCUMENTS, by C. T. Abraham. Dec 6l. TIME ESTIMATION IN BOOLEAN INDEX SEARCHING, by E. Wong. Dec 61.AN ENGLISH-LIKE EXTENSION OF AN APPLIED PREDICATE CALCULUS, by H. Bohnert. Feb 62.AFOSR support led to the accomplishment of five results concerning the possibility of high-speed document perusal. These are derivation of a formula for the average time to search an index algorithms for translating English-like sentences into logic-like sentences development of efficient techniques for grouping similar texts implementation of a high-speed automatic dictionary lookup procedure and, construction of computer programs for constructing representative abstracts and index terms. These constitute some first steps toward experimentally demonstrating the feasibility of a cooperative man-machine system for high-quality, high-speed perusal of large document collections also, toward solving some of the basic logico-linguistic problems in the way of more completely automatic, highquality perusal. Author

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