Accession Number : AD0763228

Title :   Terminal Users Manual - Army Electronic Warfare Information System (AEWIS): Dialog Online Retrieval System.

Descriptive Note : Final technical rept.,

Corporate Author : GTE SYLVANIA INC MOUNTAIN VIEW CALIF ELECTRONIC SYSTEMS GROUP-WEST

Personal Author(s) : Cox,Douglas J.

Report Date : DEC 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 47

Abstract : Project DIALOG is the culmination of six years of research in information storage and retrieval conducted by the Information Sciences Laboratory of the Lockheed Palo Alto Research Laboratory. The DIALOG system offers the user an interactive command language with which he can direct the data processing power of a computer to assist him in the retrieval of information. By eliminating intermediaries and placing the user in direct communication with the computer, results are available in seconds or minutes instead of days or weeks, and interesting avenues of exploration suggested by preliminary results can be pursued without time lapse. DIALOG commands provide means for describing a search interest to the computer, for obtaining displays (and printouts) of results, and for redefining a search interest based on examination of intermediate results. By dynamically partitioning the information store, the user can rapidly and efficiently converge on a relevant set of documents. (Modified author abstract)

Descriptors :   (*INFORMATION RETRIEVAL, INSTRUCTION MANUALS), ARMY, COMPUTER PROGRAMMING, INPUT OUTPUT DEVICES, CONTROL SEQUENCES

Subject Categories : Information Science

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE