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Author Schneider, Ben Ross ♦ Watts, Reid M.
Source ACM Digital Library
Content type Text
Publisher Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
File Format PDF
Language English
Subject Keyword Minicomputers ♦ Linguistic analysis ♦ Text editing ♦ Bibliographic search and retrieval ♦ Information retrieval ♦ Time sharing ♦ Command languages ♦ Literary analysis ♦ Crts
Abstract SITAR, a low-cost interactive text handling and text analysis system for nontechnical users, is in many ways comparable to interactive bibliographical search and retrieval systems, but has several additional features. It is implemented on a PDP/11 time-sharing computer invoked by a CRT with microprogrammed editing functions. It uses a simple command language designating a function, a file, and a search template consisting of the textual string desired and strings delimiting the context in which the hit is to be delivered. Extensive experience with SITAR shows that the combined powers of simple commands, string orientation, circular file structure, a CRT with local memory, and conversational computing produce a system much more powerful than the sum of its parts.
Description Affiliation: Bell Telephone Labs, Napierville, IL (Watts, Reid M.) || Lawrence Univ., Appleton, WI (Schneider, Ben Ross)
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 20
Issue Number 7
Page Count 5
Starting Page 495
Ending Page 499


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Source: ACM Digital Library