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Information Retrieval through Man-Machine Dialogue.
Journal of Documentation (1977)
  • Robert N Oddy, Syracuse University
The purpose of this paper is to introduce a new method of information retrieval by man-machine interaction. The dialogue supported has more symmetry than most interactive computer systems in that the machine forms an image (rather as a man does) of the view of the human enquirer, without requiring him to ask a precise question, and responds with references according to its image. Initial tests with a prototype program indicate that a performance equal to that obtainable from a more conventional on-line retrieval system is possible without obliging the user to formulate his query.
  • Interactive computer systems
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Robert N Oddy. "Information Retrieval through Man-Machine Dialogue." Journal of Documentation Vol. 33 Iss. 1 (1977)
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