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Author Salton, Gerard
Source ACM Digital Library
Content type Text
Publisher Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
File Format PDF
Language English
Subject Keyword Collection growth ♦ Iterative searching ♦ Automatic search and retrieval ♦ Mechanized library processing ♦ Automatic indexing ♦ Collection retirement ♦ Feedback search
Abstract The current role of computers in automatic document processing is briefly outlined, and some reasons are given why the early promise of library automation and of the mechanization of documentation processes has not been fulfilled.A new dynamic document environment is then outlined in which clustered files are searched and information is retrieved following an interactive user-controlled search process. Methods are described for an automatic query modification based on user needs, and for a continuous reorganization of the stored information as a function of earlier file processing and of normal collection growth. The proposed procedures provide powerful tools for information retrieval and for the control of dynamic library collections in which new items are continually added and ones are retired.
Description Affiliation: Cornell Univ., Ithaca, NY (Salton, Gerard)
Age Range 18 to 22 years ♦ above 22 year
Educational Use Research
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2005-08-01
Publisher Place New York
Journal Communications of the ACM (CACM)
Volume Number 15
Issue Number 7
Page Count 11
Starting Page 658
Ending Page 668


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Source: ACM Digital Library