Accession Number : AD0708190

Title :   A USER'S GUIDE TO THE OPERATION OF AN INFORMATION STORAGE AND RETRIEVAL SYSTEM ON THE B5500 COMPUTER.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : WASHINGTON UNIV SEATTLE DEPT OF PSYCHOLOGY

Personal Author(s) : Finke,Jeanne M.

Report Date : 17 APR 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 115

Abstract : The manual describes an information storage and retrieval (IS and R) system implemented on the University of Washington's Burroughs B5500 computer. This IS and R capability can be applied to a class of file management problems, known as descriptor systems. The implementation of this capability is based on the large capacity storage organization scheme developed by Kidall. The manual is divided into four sections: introduction and terminology, system description, a formal language description of the user command language (including syntax, semantics, and examples), and operational characteristics. The manual is designed to be a reference tool for the user of the IS and R system.

Descriptors :   (*DATA PROCESSING, *INFORMATION RETRIEVAL), MEMORY DEVICES, PROGRAMMING LANGUAGES, DIGITAL COMPUTERS, COMPUTER LOGIC, CONTROL SEQUENCES, OPERATION

Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software
      Computer Hardware
      Computer Systems Management and Standards

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE