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An Editor to Support Military Message Processing Personnel

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Original Publication Date: 1974-Dec-31
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Sep-16

Publishing Venue

Software Patent Institute

Related People

Jeff Rothenberg: AUTHOR [+3]

Abstract

I Input Interface I Low-Level Editing 1 Full Editor 2 2. Editor-Related Tasks 3 Read 3 Enter Text 4 Modify/Edit Text 5 Style (or Rewrite) Changes 6 Spelling Corrections 7 Format Changes 8 Restructuring 8 3. Basic Editing 9 Read 9 Move Cursor 9 Find (String) IO Placemark II Input Interface (Corrector) Compatibility/Enter 12 Editing 12 Cursor Motion 12 Text Modification 12 Text Replacement 13 Text Insertion 13 Cursor Motion Commands 13 Step Unit 13 Direction of Motion 14 Erase or Do Not Erase 14 Cursor Editing (Correcting) and Style Changes 14 4. Editing Commands 17 Replace I? Spelling Corrections 19 Formatting 20 Restructuring 22 Special-Purpose Sub-Editors 23 Names and Titles 24 Dates 25 Restricted Vocabulary 26 5. Issues 27 Coordination 27 Coordinator Options 27 Spelling Error 28 Style (Rewrite) 28 Structure (Format) 28 Minor 28 Content 29 Crucial 29 Examination Options (Viewing Changes) 29 Spelling Error 30 Style (Rewrite) 30 Structure (Format) 30 Formatting 31 Correcting (Cursor Editing) 31 Viewing Coordination/Edit Changes 32 Summary 32 Appendix A. Editor Commands 33 B. Terminal Considerations 49 References 53 Bibliography 55

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THIS DOCUMENT IS AN APPROXIMATE REPRESENTATION OF THE ORIGINAL.

An Editor to Support Military Message Processing Personnel

Jeff Rothenberg

ARPA ORDER NO. 2223

ISIIRR-74-27 june 1975 _ __ INFORMATION SCIENCES INSTITUTE

4676 Admiralty WaylMarinadel ReylCalifornia 90297 UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA (213 822-I S l I

THIS RESEARCH IS SUPPORTED BY THE ADVANCED RESEARCH PROJECTS AGENCY UNDER CONTRACT NO. DAHC15 72 C 0308, ARPA ORDER NO. 2223/ 1, PROGRAM CODE NO. 3D30 AND 3P10. VIEWS AND CONCLUSIONS CONTAINED IN THIS STUDY ARE THE AUTHOR'S AND SHOULD NOT BE INTERPRETED AS REPRESENTING THE OFFICIAL OPINION OR POLICY OF THE UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA OR ANY OTHER PERSON OR AGENCY CONNECTED WITH IT.

THIS DOCUMENT APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE AND SALE: DISTRIBUTION IS UNLIMITED.

CONTENTS

Preface v Summary vii

1. Introduction I Input Interface I Low-Level Editing 1 Full Editor 2 2. Editor-Related Tasks 3 Read 3 Enter Text 4 Modify/Edit Text 5 Style (or Rewrite) Changes 6 Spelling Corrections 7 Format Changes 8 Restructuring 8

3. Basic Editing 9 Read 9 Move Cursor 9 Find (String) IO Placemark II Input Interface (Corrector) Compatibility/Enter 12 Editing 12 Cursor Motion 12 Text Modification 12 Text Replacement 13 Text Insertion 13 Cursor Motion Commands 13 Step Unit 13 Direction of Motion 14 Erase or Do Not Erase 14 Cursor Editing (Correcting) and Style Changes 14

4. Editing Commands 17 Replace I? Spelling Corrections 19 Formatting 20 Restructuring 22 Special-Purpose Sub-Editors 23 Names and Titles 24 Dates 25 Restricted Vocabulary 26 5. Issues 27 Coordination 27 Coordinator Options 27 Spelling Error 28 Style (Rewrite) 28 Structure (Format) 28 Minor 28 Content 29 Crucial 29 Examination Options (Viewing Changes) 29 Spelling Error 30 Style (Rewrite) 30 Structure (Format) 30 Formatting 31 Correcting (Cursor Editing) 31 Viewing Coordination/Edit Changes 32 Summary 32 Appendix A. Editor Commands 33 B. Terminal Considerations 49

References 53

Bibliography 55

PREFACE

University of Southern California Page 1 Dec 31, 1974

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An Editor to Support Military Message Processing Personnel

This report is one of a planned collection of reports describing the current status and plans of the Information Automation project. It is intended to be read by members of the Advanced Research Projects Agency (ARPA), Computer Science specialists, .and medium- and high-level military personnel.

The Information Automation (IA) project [lJ is currently developing methods to automate various information handling tasks, with particular emphasis on message processing for military command, control, and communications [2J. The project is sponsored by ARPA, and is an integral part of both the client's and ISI's overall program to explore the use of computer technology and methodology in military environments.

Other project elements are referred to where appropriate, but are not defined herein, since they are described in detail elsewhere. Because the Input Int...