Accession Number : ADA308734

Title :   The SIMS Manual. Version 1.0.

Descriptive Note : Technical manual,

Corporate Author : UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA MARINA DEL REY INFORMATION SCIENCES INST

Personal Author(s) : Ambite, Jose-Luis ; Arens, Yigal ; Ashish, Naveen ; Chee, Chin Y. ; Hsu, Chun-Nan

PDF Url : ADA308734

Report Date : 21 JUL 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 52

Abstract : SIMS provides intelligent access to heterogeneous, distributed information sources, while insulating human users and application programs from the need to be aware of the location of the sources, their query languages, organization, size, etc. This manual explains how to bring up a SIMS information server in a new domain. After providing a short overview of relevant features of the SIMS system, it describes the modeling and programming work that has to be performed to support the application of SIMS to a given collection of information sources in the domain. To aid the user inexperienced with the technological infrastructure underlying SIMS, the manual contains examples structured as a tutorial that can be followed to actually produce a working SIMS system.

Descriptors :   *USER MANUALS, *INFORMATION SYSTEMS, SOURCES, DISTRIBUTED DATA PROCESSING, COMPUTER PROGRAMMING, INSTALLATION, DATA ACQUISITION, ACCESS, HETEROGENEITY, COLLECTION, HIGH LEVEL LANGUAGES, TROUBLESHOOTING, INFRASTRUCTURE.

Subject Categories : Computer Systems

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE