Accession Number:

AD0671826

Title:

A FILE SYSTEM FOR A PROBLEM SOLVING FACILITY.

Descriptive Note:

Doctoral thesis,

Corporate Author:

PENNSYLVANIA UNIV PHILADELPHIA MOORE SCHOOL OF ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1968-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

180.0

Abstract:

In order to create a genuine sense of information-sharing, a problem-solving facility must be able to protect the privacy of a users files and make information-sharing voluntary. Once a user learns that his files would be free from the invasion of privacy, he may gain confidence in using the facility. The objective of this dissertation is to discuss a pilot model for demonstrating the feasibility of a file system 1 that has the capability of managing files and providing system components to a users program, and the potential to grow in terms of data, programs and file management functions 2 that can protect the privacy of a users information 3 that enables a file owner to share gradually and voluntarily his information with others. The solution to 1 leads to the development of a centralized file organization and a centralized file system with the capability of automatic file creation, generation and maintenance. The solution to 2 leads to the incorporation of a protection mechanism in the file system. The solution to 3 results in the concept of file ownership and its authority. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Computer Programming and Software
  • Computer Hardware
  • Computer Systems
  • Computer Systems Management and Standards

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE