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SYNTACTIC TECHNIQUES IN INFORMATION RETRIEVAL

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000128818D
Original Publication Date: 1960-Jan-13
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Sep-19
Document File: 14 page(s) / 53K

Publishing Venue

Software Patent Institute

Related People

National Bureau of Standards: AUTHOR [+3]

Abstract

In this discussion we are ultimately concerned with the problem of developing a fully mechanized information selection and retrieval system. For the immediate purposes of this report, however, we will be concerned with only a part of the problem -- namely, outlining those parts of the information selection and retrieval problem which may profitably be investigated from the point of view of certain techniques in structural linguistics.

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THIS DOCUMENT IS AN APPROXIMATE REPRESENTATION OF THE ORIGINAL.

SYNTACTIC TECHNIQUES IN INFORMATION RETRIEVAL

National Bureau of Standards REPORT 6662

A report from the Research Information Center and Advisory Service on Information Processing Data Processing Systems Division
To the
National Science Foundation
January 13, 1960

NBS
U. S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Bureau of Standards THE NATIONAL BUREAU OF STANDARDS

Functions and Activities

The functions of the National Bureau of Standards are set forth in the Act of Congress, March 3, 1901, as amended by Congress in Public Law 619, 1950. These include the development and maintenance of the national Standards of measurement and the provision of means and methods for making measurements consistent with these standards; the determination of physical constants and properties of materials; the development of methods and instruments for testing materials, devices, and structures; advisory services to government agencies on scientific and technical problems; invention and development of devices to serve special needs of the Government; and the development of standard practices, codes, and specifications. The work includes basic and applied research, development, engineering, instrumentation, testing, evaluation, calibration services, and various consultation and information services. Research projects are also performed for other government agencies when the work relates to and supplements the basic program of the Bureau or when the Bureau's unique competence is required. The scope of activities is suggested by the listing of divisions and sections on the inside of the back cover.

Publications

The results of the Bureau's work take the form of either actual equipment and devices or published papers. These papers appear either in the Bureau's own series of publications or in the journals of professional and scientific societies. The Bureau itself publishes three periodicals available from the Government Printing Office: The Journal of Research, published in four separate sections, presents complete scientific and technical papers; the Technical News Bulletin presents summary and preliminary reports on work in progress; and Basic Radio Propagation Predictions provides data for determining the best frequencies to use for radio communications throughout the world, There are also five series of nonperiodical publications: Monographs, Applied Mathematics Series, Handbooks, Miscellaneous Publications, and Technical Notes.

Information on the Bureau's publications can be found in NBS Circular 460, Publications of the National Bureau of Standards ($1.25) and its Supplement ($1.50), available from the

U.S. Department of Commerce National Bureau of Standards Page 1 Jan 13, 1960

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SYNTACTIC TECHNIQUES IN INFORMATION RETRIEVAL

superintendent of Documents, Government Printing Office, Washington 25, D.C. NATIONAL BUREAU OF STANDARDS REPORT
NBS PROJECT 1205-12-12456
NBS REPORT 6662
Januar...