Accession Number : AD0714232

Title :   Man-Computer Interaction and Context Programming.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : COMPUTER RESEARCH CORP NEWTON MASS

Personal Author(s) : Clapp,Lewis C.

Report Date : JUL 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 51

Abstract : The report is concerned with the communication between man and the computer systems he uses for problem solving and management planning. To bridge the gap between problem solving needs and the ability of problem solvers to write their own programs, the trend has been to create pre-packaged programs which can solve a class of problems once the pertinent data has been supplied. One impediment toward the development of better problem solving tools which will operate in conjunction with on-line computer systems is a methodology for structuring the dialogue between the problem solver and his machine. A series of generalized dialogue handling routines was programmed for a time-sharing system operating on a Scientific Data Systems computer (SDS-940). The general set of routines is called the Command Package. The Command Package is then used in several different applications areas drawn from mathematics, engineering and general modeling and simulation. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*COMPUTER PROGRAMMING, MAN MACHINE SYSTEMS), DIGITAL COMPUTERS, TIME SHARING, PROBLEM SOLVING, ENGLISH LANGUAGE, MANAGEMENT PLANNING AND CONTROL, COMPILERS, MICROWAVE NETWORKS, DATA PROCESSING

Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software
      Computer Hardware
      Computer Systems

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE