Accession Number : AD0610131

Title :   AN ANALYSIS OF THE MULTIPLE INSTANTANEOUS RESPONSE FILE,

Corporate Author : ROME AIR DEVELOPMENT CENTER GRIFFISS AFB N Y

Personal Author(s) : Ferris,Ronald J.

Report Date : DEC 1964

Pagination or Media Count : 27

Abstract : The functional capability of a device called the Multiple Instantaneous Response File (MIRF) is clarified. The MIRF is a document surrogate storage and retrieval device which employs a mechanically alterable, read only content addressable, parallel search memory. Organization of the memory permits the user of the file to be on-line in addition to providing automatic search refine ment functions. Some attention is given to the evaluation of MIRF, but this involves essentially a review of the evaluation problem. This report does not discuss the hardware aspects of the MIRF but it does briefly mention the applicability of memories having the same basic features. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*INFORMATION RETRIEVAL, COMPUTERS), (*DOCUMENTS, DATA PROCESSING), DATA STORAGE SYSTEMS, INDEXES, STORAGE, AUTOMATIC, COMPUTERS

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE