INFORMATION RETRIEVAL: A LOOK AT THE LOGICAL FRAMEWORK AND SOME NEW CONCEPTS,
RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CALIF
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Information retrieval is discussed and related to fields of study which have important implications for an understanding and ultimate unmasking of the problem of automatic information retrieval. These related studies are called the Information Sciences and include those sciences and techniques which have a concern for the commodity of information. How information can be measured, encoded and decoded, transmitted and stored, processed most efficiently by machine and how it is received and processed by the human nervous system are examined under such headings as information theory, communication theory, computer switching and control theory, theory of automata and perceptrons and under the general heading of Cybernetics, which is the study of information and control in machines and men.