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Title:Design issues in automatic translation for online information retrieval systems
Author(s):Toliver, David E.
Subject(s):Libraries --Automation
User interfaces (Computer systems) Design
Information retrieval
Abstract:One objective of computer intermediary systems is to minimize incidental and accidental differences among the many distinct languages found in online bibliographic retrieval. Three classes of languages are identified: access protocols, retrieval commands/responses, and database structures. Each class has its own characteristic requirements for automatic translation. In developing one intermediary product the Sci-Mate Searcher distinct translation approaches proved most effective for each class: a procedural language for access protocols, customized coding for retrieval commands/responses, and a knowledge-based table for database structures. Despite differences in translation methods, users are presented with a consistent view throughout the product.
Issue Date:1986
Publisher:Graduate School of Library and Information Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Citation Info:In Lancaster, F.W. (ed). (1986) What is user friendly? : Clinic on Library Applications of Data Processing. Urbana, Il: Graduate School of Library and Information Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign: 96-107.
Series/Report:Clinic on Library Applications of Data Processing (23rd : 1986)
Genre:Conference Paper / Presentation
Publication Status:published or submitted for publication
Rights Information:Copyright owned by Copyright 1986 Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois
Date Available in IDEALS:2007-05-23

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