Accession Number : AD0710386

Title :   THE FILE SEARCHING, RECORD VALIDATING AND RECORD FORMATTING FUNCTIONS OF THE SUPERVISOR FOR AN EXTENDED DATA MANAGEMENT FACILITY.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : PENNSYLVANIA UNIV PHILADELPHIA MOORE SCHOOL OF ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s) : Ets,Agu Raymond

Report Date : AUG 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 110

Abstract : The purpose of the Supervisor in an Extended Data Management Facility (EDMF) is to direct the Facility's handling of a user's request for service. The Supervisor employs the five main functions of Access Controlling, Retrieval Optimizing, File Searching, Record Validating and Record Formatting in order to accomplish its task. The report is concerned mainly with the design and implementation of the File Searching and Record Validating Functions, although it also covers the Record Formatting Function. The File Searching and Record Validating Functions form that part of the Supervisor which actually controls the retrieval of records from the files of the EDMF. The major part of the report is concerned with discussing the File Searching Function because of the novel feature which was implemented. This feature is the parallel processing of record lists in a generalized file structure, which elimintes redundant retrievals while at thethe same time reducing the access time of the device on which the records are stored. The Record Validating Function checks the record for compliance with the user's request and verifies the user's authority to access the record. A validated record is then subject to the Record Formatting Function which outputs it to the user. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*COMPUTER PROGRAMMING, *INFORMATION RETRIEVAL), TIME SHARING, DATA STORAGE SYSTEMS, RECORDS, SEARCH THEORY, DESIGN

Subject Categories : Information Science
      Computer Programming and Software
      Computer Hardware
      Computer Systems

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE