AN ANALYSIS OF INTERPRETER-COMPUTER REPORTING TECHNIQUES.
Technical research note,
INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORP BETHESDA MD
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A study was made to identify and analyze factors in image interpreter-computer communication and to evaluate, through experimentation, reporting techniques selected as most useful for a computer-based tactical image interpretation facility. Sixteen raters made the required judgments for four separate reporting functions involving interpreter-computer interaction 1 input of flight plan and mission data, 2 input of queries for retrieval of reference information, 3 Hot Report generation, and 4 Immediate Report generation. A survey of present Army reporting requirements indicated that while there is general agreement on the different types of reports required, there is no clear operational statement of reporting requirements for Hot and Immediate reporting that is consistently followed in the field. Analysis of reporting requirements for infrared and radar sensors indicated that words having unique meanings for these sensors must be added to the permissible reporting vocabulary. Also, report content must include the capability for providing alternative or additional information on characteristics of these sensors. Author
- Military Intelligence