Accession Number : AD0695195

Title :   SPECIAL-PURPOSE DIGITAL COMPUTER FOR INFORMATION RETRIEVAL,

Corporate Author : FOREIGN TECHNOLOGY DIV WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO

Personal Author(s) : Vakhabov,V. K. ; Sheremetev,I. K. ; Kiryanov,E. P. ; Mironov,A. M.

Report Date : 10 APR 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 13

Abstract : A special-purpose digital computer designed for information search as a part of a computerized information storage and retrieval system is described. The computer does not require an internal memory since intermediate translation and search results are recorded on a number of tracks of magnetic drums. The storage capacity of the drums is large enough to permit storage of at least one of the subsections of the data base; punched and magnetic tape are used for storing the search index and the vocabulary of the remaining subsections. The computer performs the following functions: translates queries from natural to descriptive language, searches for the address codes of relevant documents, and transfers information from punched tape and magnetic tape.

Descriptors :   (*DIGITAL COMPUTERS, *INFORMATION RETRIEVAL), COMPUTERS, DATA STORAGE SYSTEMS, CORE STORAGE, MAGNETIC CORES, PUNCHED TAPE, MAGNETIC TAPE, SEARCH THEORY, INDEXES, VOCABULARY, CODING, RELIABILITY, CIRCUITS, USSR

Subject Categories : Information Science
      Computer Hardware

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE