Master of Science
Information and Systems Engineering
Hillman, Donald J.
In general, problems are solvable along a continuum of abstraction. There is, at any given point in the development of the solution, a most efficient or optimum strategy. In information retrieval systems the ultimate solution is obtained at a more specific rather than at a more abstract level. An online computer program called GRINS is described which implements the information specialist's role in the negotiating of a user's need. The structure of the program is modular so that improvements may be easily made. Some improvements are suggested.
Green, James Sproat V, "Grins, an on-line structure for the negotiation of inquiries" (1967). Theses and Dissertations. 3516.