Accession Number : AD0698728

Title :   SOVIET CYBERNETICS REVIEW. VOLUME 3, NUMBER 10, 1969,

Corporate Author : RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Holland,Wade B.

Report Date : OCT 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 131

Abstract : The October 1969 issue introduces preview synopses of new Soviet books of special interest to Western readers, and adds coverage of the new CPSU Central Committee newspaper. An overview of Soviet information retrieval work in science and technology is given in several articles and book excerpts, which decry the lack of adequate hardware, software, and personnel and the 'intolerable' slowness of the publication process. System analysts, system programmers, and applied mathematicians trained in specialized higher educational institutions are particularly needed. 'Sciometry', a new book on the 'science of science,' lists the problems encountered by Soviet researchers, including lack of informal participation in international exchanges, delays in receiving foreign journals, the need for a centralized reference source and computerized information services, publication delays, and the two-way language barrier. Translated articles cover the nomination for a State Prize of the manufacturer and designer of the BESM-6; the SNCC; a logic device based on neuronlike structures; a PERT method for troop control; automatic indexing work; and a new document retrieval language. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*COMPUTERS, USSR), CYBERNETICS, INFORMATION RETRIEVAL, COMPUTER PROGRAMMING, AUTOMATION, COMPUTER LOGIC

Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software
      Computer Hardware

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE