Accession Number:

AD0630761

Title:

A COMPUTER PROGRAM FOR INDEX GENERATION.

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

ASTRO-ELECTRONICS DIV RADIO CORP OF AMERICA PRINCETON N J

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Report Date:

1960-02-01

Pagination or Media Count:

48.0

Abstract:

Project ACSI-MATIC of RCA has issued an index to the ACSI Subject Code, a subject listing used by the Office of the Assistant Chief of Staff for Intelligence. This index was automatically composed on an RCA 501 computer. The present report describes the details of the computer program at an unclassified level. The example used is the Dewey Decimal System of Classification. The development of this index program is a part of the ACSI-MATIC effort for determining more efficient ways of handling information in document form. The investigation of better techniques both manual and machine for recognizing subjects within documents, as well as for classifying the documents and being able to retrieve them according to their subject content is a necessary part of the ACSI-MATIC program. This report describes an efficient machine method of generating a useful tool for the storage and retrieval of documents. Author

Descriptors:

Subject Categories:

  • Information Science
  • Computer Programming and Software
  • Military Intelligence

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE