Accession Number : AD0684627

Title :   INFOL FOR THE CDC 6400 INFORMATION STORAGE AND RETRIEVAL SYSTEM,

Corporate Author : NORTHWESTERN UNIV EVANSTON ILL VOGELBACK COMPUTING CENTER

Personal Author(s) : Mittman,B. ; Vallee,J. ; Chalice,R.

Report Date : 01 NOV 1968

Pagination or Media Count : 61

Abstract : With INFOL, selected pieces of information are extracted from a file and presented to the user quickly and conveniently, in their original form. The INFOL language--a subset of English--was designed to be easy to learn by those without a programming background or a knowledge of computers. The field concept, implying limited word size, has been eliminated in INFOL; the user need not be concerned about how many characters to assign any piece of information--all information may be of variable length. The output may be a printed report or it may be a punched deck to be used as input for another computer application. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*INFORMATION RETRIEVAL, *PROGRAMMING LANGUAGES), INDEXES, DATA STORAGE SYSTEMS

Subject Categories : Information Science
      Computer Programming and Software
      Computer Hardware

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE