TOOLS FOR MACHINE LITERATURE SEARCHING - semantic code dictionary; equipment; procedures.
Interscience Publishers, NY 1958, first edition; 972 pages, photographs, Index, tables etc.
Condition: Good overall hardcover, ex-naval engineering library stamps inside covers, pocket at rear, remains of label on spine; some edge & spinewear, corners bumped; binding is sound but has some 'play' in it, and the pages are clean & unmarked.
Keywords: machine literature searching, indexing, KWIC, electronic stored-program computer, literature searching, library science, automatic encoding, machine searching, semantic code, searching strategy, information retrieval, 1950s computers, 1960s computers
Categories: 1950's computers and computing, Cybernetics, Artificial Intelligence, Robotics, Highspots in the History of Computing, Human-Computer Interaction, Programming and Programming Languages, Assembly and Machine Language, General Programming, Philosophy of Programming, Technical Journals, Proceedings, Conferences, Miscellaneous, Word Processing, Data Processing
See all items by J. W. Perry, J. H. Shera Allen Kent
Item DescriptionVolume I in the Library Science and Documentation Series. Contents -- INTRODUCTION TO MACHINE LITERATURE SEARCHING -- (Perry and Kent); Documentation, a practical necessity; Two general procedures; Searching and selecting systems, practical considerations; Summary review of New Devices and methods; Selective identification, evaluation of effectiveness; Consistency, the key to reliability; The Man-Machine Partnership; Logical Principles of Information Retrieval (Perry & Kent); Machine Selection and Class Definition;
ENGINEERING OF MACHINE LITERATURE SEARCHING SYSTEMS -- Coding and document analysis (pigeonhole classifications, indexing etc); Engineering Criteria, system devleopment and logical considerations; encoded abstracts; Costs for Machine Literature Searching, discussion of trends etc;
PROCEDURES FOR ANALYZING, ENCODING and SEARCHING OF RECORDED INFORMATION -- subject matter analysis, synthetic; Procedures for preparation of abstracts for encoding (Melton); Telegraphic Syntax; Telegraphic abstract; Glossary of role indicators, more; Telegraphic abstracts in the Field of Ordnance; Standardized Telegraphic abstracts from articles in New York Times (Thomas Rees, jr); Coordination with other information processing; Subject matter analysis, analytic -- the Semantic code (Melton); Automatic Encoding for Machine Searching; A Method for Encoding for Languages other than English; Encoding of Information Previously Indexed; Previoiusly Classified; Searching Strategy -- introduction to analysis of questions; Automatic correlation of information for purposes of commercial intelligence; Operational Division of Files;
The Western Reserve University Searching Seletor (basis for equipment design, four major machine units and their functions, programming of information requests, more); Machines for Searching Encoded Information -- the use of Electronic Computing Machines for Literature Searching (Dennis); how an electronic stored-program computer can execute the elements of the searching operation; Real Computing Machines; more;
A THESAURUS OF SCIENTIFIC AND TECHNICAL TERMS; THE SEMANTIC CODE DICTIONARY; English-Code; Code-English.