On Alphabetic Searching in Videotex Systems

Maurer HA, Rauch W, & Sebestyen I (1981). On Alphabetic Searching in Videotex Systems. IIASA Working Paper. IIASA, Laxenburg, Austria: WP-81-111


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Of the four major types of interactive videotex systems currently being tested (Telidon, Teletel, Captains and Prestel-like) only one (Teletel) permits the use of alphabetic keywords for searching. It is contended that alphabetic keyword searching should be incorporated into future videotex systems. Methods of alphabetic keyword searching in the absence of alphanumeric keyboards are then discussed. A novel technique which has recently been implemented on Prestel-like systems is proposed as an interim solution until genuine alphabetic searching becomes available.

Item Type: Monograph (IIASA Working Paper)
Research Programs: Management and Technology Area (MMT)
Depositing User: IIASA Import
Date Deposited: 15 Jan 2016 01:49
Last Modified: 14 Mar 2018 11:46
URI: http://pure.iiasa.ac.at/1650

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