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Semiautomated Computer Oriented Text System

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000074045D
Original Publication Date: 1971-Mar-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-23
Document File: 2 page(s) / 49K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Hooper, LL: AUTHOR

Abstract

The drawing illustrates the semiautomated computer oriented text (SCOT) system which may be applied to an IBM Selectric Composer. The illustrated system may utilize the IBM Administrative Terminal System (ATS/360-OS) program loaded within an IBM S/360 computer 2, a tape reader and code converter unit 5, and the IBM Selectric Composer 6.

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Semiautomated Computer Oriented Text System

The drawing illustrates the semiautomated computer oriented text (SCOT) system which may be applied to an IBM Selectric Composer. The illustrated system may utilize the IBM Administrative Terminal System (ATS/360-OS) program loaded within an IBM S/360 computer 2, a tape reader and code converter unit 5, and the IBM Selectric Composer 6.

The overall process involves an operator who inputs text data via the IBM 2741 terminal 1 through the ATS program and S/360 computer 2. Data preparation control occurs within the computer 2, and its output is printed by the IBM 1403 printer 3. Thus editorial notations, writer comments, and instructions are entered via terminal 1, and are processed in computer 2. The edited master copy may be printed by printer 3. Upon operator instruction, data from computer 2 is recorded on computer compatible tape 4, and it is inserted into unit 5 for loading into MT/ST magnetic tape cartridges. The final output is provided by the MT/SC 6.

In more detail, the process begins when text is manually entered at terminal 1 into the Administrative Terminal System (ATS). Text processing within the system includes incorporating changes, corrections and updates, and storage and retrieval of text, as required. After obtaining a final text draft, and prior to ordering a print tape, composition coding is entered into the system via the IBM 2741; and the composition coding directs the IBM Selectric Composer in the c...