Cover of: Libraries of the future | J. C. R. Licklider

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Table of Contents

Introduction 1
Scope 1
Epoch 2
The Role of Schemata 3
Pages, Books, and Libraries 4
The Relevance of Digital Computers 8
PART I MAN'S INTERACTION WITH RECORDED KNOWLEDGE 11
1 The Size of the Body of Recorded Information 13
Estimates of the Size 13
Size of the Corpus versus Capacity of Computer Memories and Speed of Computer Processors 15
2 Aims, Requirements, Plans, and Criteria for Procognitive Systems 21
Acquisition of Knowledge 21
Organization of Knowledge 24
Use of Knowledge 26
Processing versus Control and Monitoring of Processing 28
Criteria for Procognitive Systems 32
Plan for a System to Mediate Interactions with the Fund of Knowledge 39
Steps toward Realization of Procognitive Systems 59
3 Information Storage, Organization, and Retrieval 70
Systems Based on Sets and Subsets 71
Space Analogues 77
Functions and Relations 78
Predicate Calculus 85
Higher-Order Languages 86
4 Man-Computer Interaction in Procognitive Systems 90
The Physical "Intermedium" 92
Man-Computer Interaction Languages 104
Adaptive Self -Organization in Man-Computer Interaction 126
PART II EXPLORATIONS IN THE USE OF COMPUTERS IN LIBRARY AND PROCOGNITIVE FUNCTIONS 129
5 Syntactic Analysis of Natural Language by Computer 131
6 Research on Quantitative Aspects of Files and Text 142
On the Length of a Class of Serial Files 143
Entropy of Words in Printed English 146
7 A Measure the Effectiveness of Information- Retrieval Systems 148
8 Libraries and Question-Answering Systems 152
9 Studies of Computer Techniques and Procedures 157
An "Executive" Program to Facilitate the Use of the PDP-1 Computer 158
On-Line Man-Computer Communication 170
A File Inverter 174
An Automated Card Catalogue 175
A System to Facilitate the Study of Documents 177
Associative Chaining as an Information-Retrieval Technique 179
Two Question-Answering Systems 182
An Approach to Computer Processing of Natural Language 192
References 205
index 209

Edition Notes

Bibliography: p. 205-208.
Based on a study sponsored by the Council on Library Resources, inc., and conducted by Bolt, Beranek, and Newman, inc., between Nov. 1961 and Nov. 1963.

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
010.78
Library of Congress
Z699 .L5

The Physical Object

Pagination
xvii, 219 p.
Number of pages
219

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL5942946M
Internet Archive
librariesoffutur00lickuoft
ISBN 10
026212016X
ISBN 13
978-0262120166
LC Control Number
65013831
National Library of Australia
2178383
Library Thing
678379
Goodreads
1979200

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