Accession Number : ADP005725

Title :   Information Retrieval Systems Evolve - Advances for Easier and More Successful Use,

Corporate Author : DEFENSE TECHNICAL INFORMATION CENTER ALEXANDRIA VA

Personal Author(s) : Cotter, Gladys

Report Date : MAR 1988

Pagination or Media Count : 14

Abstract : This paper describes the advances which are being made in information retrieval systems to assist end-users and information specialists to overcome the critical barriers which make it difficult for them to exploit the power of these systems. Technology which is being applied to allow users to interact with information retrieval systems with greater ease and more successful results is identified. To illustrate this process, the efforts of the U.S. Defense Technical Information Center to develop and implement an integrated, functional scientific and technical information network are described. This network was purposefully designed to incorporate both end-users and their information management intermediaries in a complementary manner making them resolute partners in the work and its rewards. The uses of technology modules -- artificial intelligence, expert systems, gateways, user-friendly interfaces -- to overcome user barriers are described in the paper.

Descriptors :   *INFORMATION TRANSFER, *INFORMATION RETRIEVAL, *COMPUTER APPLICATIONS, COMPUTER COMMUNICATIONS, ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE, COMMUNICATIONS NETWORKS, TECHNICAL INFORMATION CENTERS, DATA MANAGEMENT.

Subject Categories : Information Science
      Computer Systems

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE