Associative File Processor.
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OPERATING SYSTEMS INC WOODLAND HILLS CA
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The objective of this contract was to support advanced software development for the Associative File Processor AFP. The AFP is a special purpose system utilizing the DEC PDP-11 family of computers, including the ANGYQ-21V processors and disk storage devices. It is designed to search large data bases 1-10 billion characters of on-line files of unstructured free-text data for multiple, random queries within a reasonable time and at an affordable cost. The AFP and its current prototype software have been especially designed for intelligence applications. The technical effort for this contract was directed toward general improvement of the AFP operation in several areas increased user interface flexibility, additional utility programs, expanded functional capabilities, etc. For the most part, the goals delineated by the contract have been met. This was accomplished by modifying existing AFP software to expand AFP capabilities and by developing new software modules for additional functions. While the capabilities of the AFP have been significantly increased as a result of the work done under this contract, several other areas for improvement or increased flexibility of the AFP have been suggested.
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