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Author Rapp, F. ♦ Bergman, S. ♦ Cautin, H. ♦ Rubinoff, M.
Source ACM Digital Library
Content type Text
Publisher Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
File Format PDF
Language English
Subject Keyword Document retrieval ♦ Remote terminal communication ♦ Man-machine communication ♦ Symbolic command language ♦ Translator ♦ On-line searching ♦ Information retrieval ♦ Conversational mode ♦ Information retrieval language ♦ Remote console communication ♦ Natural language communication
Abstract Easy English is a natural command language designed to simplify communication between man and machine through remote typewriter console. It has been developed for retrieval of documents from a computerized data base, the Moore School Information Systems Laboratory files. Requests are formulated in a standardized syntactical form (examples of which are presented), and this form is then transformed into an equivalent query expressed in the retrieval system's original Symbolic Command Language, which is briefly described.Operation of Easy English is detailed by illustration of the transformations performed upon a sample request up to the point at which the request string is sent to the system. A macro flowchart of Easy English is included, and an Appendix provides the printout of a retrieval demonstration.
Description Affiliation: Univ. of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia (Rubinoff, M.; Bergman, S.; Rapp, F.; Cautin, H.)
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 11
Issue Number 10
Page Count 4
Starting Page 693
Ending Page 696


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Source: ACM Digital Library