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
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.