Accession Number : AD0479679

Title :   A PROPOSED CHEMICAL INFORMATION AND DATA SYSTEM. VOLUME I.

Descriptive Note : Comprehensive summary rept. 15 Apr-31 Dec 65,

Corporate Author : PENNSYLVANIA UNIV PHILADELPHIA INST FOR COOPERATIVE RESEARCH

Personal Author(s) : Van Meter, Clarence T. ; Lefkovitz, David ; Bedrosian, Samuel D.

Report Date : DEC 1965

Pagination or Media Count : 252

Abstract : The primary purpose of this report is to describe the current state of exploratory development of a Chemical INFORMATION AND Data System designed to meet the needs of the United States Army. It treats in detail of the plans and computer programs which have been formulated to permit large scale experimentation with CIDS. The prime objective of this experimentation is to accumulate sufficient experience with the system to permit the Army to reach final decision with respect to its operational utlity. In addition to matters broadly referable to system contents (i.e., chemicals, information, and data), such experimentation involves inquiry into matters such as economics of the system; personnel, equipment, and space requirements; communication facilities; and the extent to which the system satisfies practical needs of the Army. The experimental system, currently in pilot test, has the distinct advantage of operating in either real time or batched mode. The system is time shared among the several users who may query the file simultaneously via remote teletypes or chemical typewriters so that each receives a real time service. (Author)

Descriptors :   *CHEMICAL COMPOUNDS, *DATA PROCESSING, *INFORMATION RETRIEVAL, *CHEMICAL ANALYSIS, INPUT OUTPUT DEVICES, COMPUTER PROGRAMMING, CLASSIFICATION, CONFIGURATIONS, DATA STORAGE SYSTEMS, ATOMS, MOLECULES, PERFORMANCE(ENGINEERING), MAINTENANCE, SUBJECT INDEXING, MAGNETIC TAPE, AUTOMATIC, MILITARY REQUIREMENTS, TYPEWRITERS, OPTICS, TOPOLOGY, STATISTICAL ANALYSIS, FLOW CHARTING.

Subject Categories : Information Science

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE