Alphabetic Searching in Videotex Systems

Maurer, H.A., Rauch, W., & Sebestyen, I. (1981). Alphabetic Searching in Videotex Systems. IIASA Research Report (Reprint). IIASA, Laxenburg, Austria: RR-82-011. Reprinted from Electronic Publishing Review, 1(3) [1981].

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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 key words for searching. It is claimed 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 is proposed which has been implemented recently on Prestel-like systems as an interim solution whenever genuine alphabetic searching is not available.

Item Type: Monograph (IIASA Research Report (Reprint))
Research Programs: Management and Technology Area (MMT)
Bibliographic Reference: Reprinted from Electronic Publishing Review; 1(3) [1981]
Depositing User: IIASA Import
Date Deposited: 15 Jan 2016 01:49
Last Modified: 27 Aug 2021 17:10

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