Accession Number : AD0255291

Title :   PIONEERING IN MACHINE LITERATURE SEARCHING AND RETRIEVAL

Corporate Author : NAVAL ORDNANCE LAB WHITE OAK MD

Report Date : APR 1961

Pagination or Media Count : 1

Abstract : These papers cover the programs of the American Society for Metals and the Naval Ordnance Laboratory in developing information retrieval programs. The first paper evaluates the experience at ASM in machine searching versus conventional library reference searching and finds machine searching to be more effective. The mathematicians explain the direct and indirect file for organizing library material for machine searches. Also discussed is the computer program adopted for the NOL Library. In the final paper, the Library's use of the computer and some of the advantages are set forth.

Descriptors :   *DOCUMENTS, *SYMPOSIA, DATA PROCESSING, DIGITAL COMPUTERS, LIBRARIES

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE