Accession Number : AD0763926

Title :   Man-Machine Communication through a Teletypewriter.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 23 Mar 65-30 Nov 71,

Corporate Author : MOORE SCHOOL OF ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING PHILADELPHIA PA

Personal Author(s) : Rubinoff,Morris

Report Date : MAY 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 276

Abstract : The report is a comprehensive research study of man-machine communication through a typewriter terminal. The study spans a full decade from 1962 - 1971. The most significant findings of the study are as follows: (1) There is an essential difference between information and data. (2-a.) There is an essential difference between information handling in a library versus a problem-solving environment. (2-b.) As a consequence of (2-a.) the computerized library information retrieval system need not be imbedded in a host system nor written re-entrant; the problem-solving data management system should be provided with both features. (3) The library information system does contain a conventional catalog card file but extended in scope in a computerized system to accomodate author, title, sponsoring agency, publisher, date, etc., and bibliographical capabilities. The computerized library information system should also provide indexing tools. (4) The rate of growth of all literature is rapid. But the rate of growth in any one subject area is relatively slow. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*DATA PROCESSING, INFORMATION RETRIEVAL), (*INPUT OUTPUT DEVICES, *TELETYPE SYSTEMS), MAN MACHINE SYSTEMS, TYPEWRITERS, COMPUTER PROGRAMMING, ALGORITHMS, INSTRUCTION MANUALS

Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software
      Computer Hardware

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE