Accession Number : AD0289514

Title :   INFORMATION INTERFACES AND THE ANALYTICAL DISCRIPTION OF REPORTS

Corporate Author : SYSTEM DEVELOPMENT CORP SANTA MONICA CALIF

Personal Author(s) : CRAWFORD,JAMES R.

Report Date : 31 OCT 1962

Pagination or Media Count : 1

Abstract : A system is described to define the reports and the data base for administrative data processing. This system uses a general notation for the contents of forms, punch cards, data files and reports. The format is regular, permitting intermediate analyses by electronic accounting machine methods. The rules for designing reports are simple enough to permit the necessary analytical expressions to be formulated for reports by people skilled only in the use of information. A knowledge of EAM or computer methods is an incidental requirement. The intent, method, and theory for recording the interfaces for an information system is given. (Author)

Descriptors :   *DATA PROCESSING, *DOCUMENTS, *PUNCHED CARDS, CODING, INFORMATION RETRIEVAL, REPORTS

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE