Accession Number : AD0665981

Title :   AN ORGANIZATIONAL FORM FOR ITEM MANAGEMENT,

Corporate Author : TRACOR INC AUSTIN TX

Personal Author(s) : Ziehe, T. W.

Report Date : FEB 1968

Pagination or Media Count : 30

Abstract : Item management, as an approach to information management, focuses attention on the item in its role of primary unit of encoded information. However, the organizational form in which sets of items reside is of fundamental importance. Although items are the building blocks from which larger informational units are constructed, the organizational form of these larger units determines their informational load. The organizational form described in this report combines three forms of organization: classification, simple order, and tree-shaped hierarchical structure. Individual items are members of class, each class described by a set of properties. Hierarchical relationships are expressed among classes, structuring the sets of properties as well as the individual items, and in each case forming tree-shaped arrays. Entities with equal status in these hierarchies are simply ordered. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*DATA PROCESSING, INFORMATION THEORY), LINGUISTICS, ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE, MATHEMATICAL LOGIC, SYMBOLS, GRAPHICS, MAN MACHINE SYSTEMS.

Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Operations Research

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE