Accession Number : AD0262849

Title :   TERM INDEX AND DICTIONARY

Corporate Author : PLANNING RESEARCH CORP LOS ANGELES CALIF

Report Date : 10 FEB 1961

Pagination or Media Count : 1

Abstract : This document represents a limited dictionary of the unified terms selected to store information derived from photographs in a data processing center. The same terms should be used in any reports related to the subject areas covered by the system. At this time the dictionary is limited to terms employed in seven military fields of interest and in a partial coverage of industrial complexes. Experience has shown a wide difference in the approved or favorite terms used by Photo Interpreters and others in the field of intelligence analysis; thus synonyms and ambiguity are rampant. Successful standardization is a large and difficult task. However, the principle of one term--one meaning--must be established within an information storage system to provide assurance that the response to a retrieval request answers the desired inquiry--answers it correctly and eliminates extraneous data. (Author)

Descriptors :   *DICTIONARIES, *DOCUMENTS, *INDEXES, DATA STORAGE SYSTEMS, MILITARY INTELLIGENCE

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE