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Design issues in automatic translation for online information retrieval systems

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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
Type: Text
Language: English
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2142/767
ISBN: 0-87845-072-6
ISSN: 0069-4789
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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