Accession Number:

AD0671962

Title:

AN EXPERIMENTAL ON-LINE INFORMATION RETRIEVAL SYSTEM,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

PENNSYLVANIA UNIV PHILADELPHIA MOORE SCHOOL OF ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING

Report Date:

1967-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

24.0

Abstract:

Message editing procedures and the use of two command languages are described that are being incorporated into an experimental on-line information retrieval system. The system employs a PDP-8 for generating, proofreading, and editing messages, and an IBM 7040 for information retrieval processing. The symbolic retrieval language permits three commands in the search mode retrieve, combine, and display. The second language Easy English, requires only that requests be formulated in a specified syntactic form. Users have the option to translate Easy English requests to symbolic language during a search. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Information Science
  • Computer Programming and Software
  • Computer Hardware

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE