Date

1967

Document Type

Thesis

Degree

Master of Science

Department

Information and Systems Engineering

First Adviser

Hillman, Donald J.

Abstract

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.

Comments

Former department name: Information Science

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