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IBM Journal of Research and Development

Issue 4 • Date Oct. 1958

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  • Table of Contents

    Publication Year: 1958, Page(s): 265
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  • Breaker page

    Publication Year: 1958, Page(s): 266
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  • Conference on Communication of Scientific Information

    Publication Year: 1958, Page(s): 267
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  • Communication Sciences in a University Environment

    Publication Year: 1958, Page(s):268 - 275
    Cited by:  Papers (2)
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    Information processes and information processing systems are the principal concerns of investigators in many fields, including electrical engineering, neurophysiology, psychology, linguistics, genetics and mathematics. Studies in each of these fields contribute to understanding in the others, and each has a need for mathematical models and mathematical methods for describing and analyzing these pr... View full abstract»

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  • Problems in Scientific Communication

    Publication Year: 1958, Page(s):276 - 281
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    The intent of this paper is to relate scientific communication to its historical and cultural background. Both communication and science are taken here as somewhat comprehensive terms, including personal, direct contacts as well as documentary communication. View full abstract»

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  • How Much Science Can You Have at Your Fingertips?

    Publication Year: 1958, Page(s):282 - 288
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    Numerous suggestions are presented for helping men to learn and retrieve scientific information, with or without artificial aids. View full abstract»

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  • Channels with Side Information at the Transmitter

    Publication Year: 1958, Page(s):289 - 293
    Cited by:  Papers (278)  |  Patents (5)
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    In certain communication systems where information is to be transmitted from one point to another, additional side information is available at the transmitting point. This side information relates to the state of the transmission channel and can be used to aid in the coding and transmission of information. In this paper a type of channel with side information is studied and its capacity determined... View full abstract»

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  • Artificial Auditory Recognition in Telephony

    Publication Year: 1958, Page(s):294 - 309
    Cited by:  Papers (8)
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    Machines which automatically recognize patterns from a stream of acoustic events, for example a spoken command, would have great utility in both communications and data processing. This paper reviews two applications of an elementary recognizer to the problem of actuating certain logical functions, and indicates how more ambitious recognizers might be utilized. In this regard, the automatic measur... View full abstract»

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  • The Role of Large Memories in Scientific Communications

    Publication Year: 1958, Page(s):310 - 313
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    Large memories provide automatic reference to millions of words of machine-readable coded information or to millions of images of document pages. Higher densities of storage will make possible low-cost memories of billions of words with access to any part in a few seconds or complete searches in minutes. These memories will serve as indexes to the deluge of technical literature when the problems o... View full abstract»

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  • A Business Intelligence System

    Publication Year: 1958, Page(s):314 - 319
    Cited by:  Papers (27)  |  Patents (7)
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    An automatic system is being developed to disseminate information to the various sections of any industrial, scientific or government organization. This intelligence system will utilize data-processing machines for auto-abstracting and auto-encoding of documents and for creating interest profiles for each of the “action points” in an organization. Both incoming and internally generat... View full abstract»

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  • Chess-Playing Programs and the Problem of Complexity

    Publication Year: 1958, Page(s):320 - 335
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    This paper traces the development of digital computer programs that play chess. The work of Shannon, Turing, the Los Alamos group, Bernstein, and the authors is treated in turn. The efforts to program chess provide an indication of current progress in understanding and constructing complex and intelligent mechanisms. View full abstract»

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  • Intelligent Behavior in Problem-Solving Machines

    Publication Year: 1958, Page(s):336 - 345
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    As one step in the study of intelligent behavior in machines, the authors consider the particular case of a machine that can prove theorems in elementary Euclidean plane geometry. The device uses no advanced decision algorithm, but relies rather on rudimentary mathematics and “ingenuity” in the manner, for example, of a clever high-school student. This paper discusses heuristic metho... View full abstract»

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  • Computation in the Presence of Noise

    Publication Year: 1958, Page(s):346 - 353
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    The behavior of a system consisting of a preliminary coder, an unreliable computer, and a decoder is investigated. Coding input blocks of k binary digits into output blocks of n>k binary digits, it is shown that a simple combinational computer which can take the and or or of k or more input blocks can only be made arbitrarily reliable by making n/k arbitrarily large, so that the capacity fo... View full abstract»

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  • Machine-Made Index for Technical Literature—An Experiment

    Publication Year: 1958, Page(s):354 - 361
    Cited by:  Papers (52)  |  Patents (5)
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    Machine techniques for reducing technical documents to their essential discriminating indices are investigated. Human scanning patterns in selecting “topic sentences” and phrases composed of nouns and modifiers were simulated by computer program. The amount of condensation resulting from each method and the relative uniformity in indices are examined. It is shown that the coordinated... View full abstract»

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  • IBM Technical Papers Published in Other Journals

    Publication Year: 1958, Page(s):362 - 365
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  • Recent IBM Patents

    Publication Year: 1958, Page(s): 366
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  • Authors

    Publication Year: 1958, Page(s):367 - 368
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