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IMPLICATIONS OF BASIC RESEARCH IN INFORMATION SCIENCES TO MACHINE DOCUMENTATION
AIR FORCE OFFICE OF SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH BOLLING AFB DC
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Information sciences are considered as those basic to the understanding and creation of information systems, i.e. the apparatus or organizations for carrying out and connecting the steps in the creation of information. Four functional areas to the information sciences are listed pattern recognition, lexical processing, decision making, and encoding for communications and control. Research activities relevant to solving these problems include selforganizing systems or intelligent automata multidimensional and nonlinear transforms and weighting function theories sensory perception, neural networks, and memory gestalts, universals, intelligence and values in the psychological and social sciences heuristic and adaptive computers encoding of basic information sources linguistics and languages better quantization of value judgments theoretical foundations for such concepts as information, decision, recognition, and control adaptive control systems concepts of control other than physical things in the psychological and social sciences computer technology pertaining to content analysis, storage and retrieval, decision processes, and encoding and decoding and technology on increases in component miniaturization.
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