TRAC(tm) Information Links
(see list of purchasable documents)
(Where entries include a
remark such as
< FIND: "Mooers" >
the intention is to suggest that the user engage the
procedure with the quoted text as the target.)
Photograph courtesy of Val Seabrook
of a Pioneer
- Three paragraphs describing the highlights of CNM's
contibutions to Information Retrieval.
- A Tribute To Calvin N. Mooers,
A Pioneer Of Information Retrieval
- Eugene Garfield offers fond and informative reminiscences
about CNM's work and influence.
ENIAC To Real-Time Access On The Web: A Technological
Revolution In 50 Short Years
- Eugene Garfield mentions CNM's influence in an account of
early work on "machine indexing"
on the UNIVAC.
for the Memories! (Info. Tech. Digest-5/96)
- FIND: "#(ps,#(rs))"
- A brief mention of TRAC in the context or reminiscences
- of MTX as University of Michigan.
Seven Ages of Information Retrieval Michael Lesk
- FIND "Mooers", just before the subheading,
"The Schoolboy (1960s)"
- A very brief reference to CNM's work on Zatacoding.
THEMATICS: Keywords and minimum vocabularies in filtering
- A more fully explanatory reference to CNM's work on
- In a discussion of the tensions among various persuasions
in AI research, Marvin Minsky calls attention to an
intriguing concept which he attributes to CNM.
Law: In and Out of Context Brice Austin, LIS Graduate
Program, University of Denver
- In an article published in the Journal of the American
Society for Information Science and Technology [(JASIST),
v.52 no.8, June 2001. ], Mr. Austin asserts, "...An
interesting thing has happened to Mooers Law...
along the way to acceptance: the law that is becoming
widely held as true by information professionals is not
the same one that Mr. Mooers proposed.", and
discusses the implications of "...difference between
the actual law and its mutation ...".
- active function
- "Special Considerations of
the Individual as a User, Generator, and Retriever
- of Information"
- Douglas C. Engelbart discribes a
"microdocumentation" system similar to
Zatacoding and discusses its use as an example of the
need to develop documentation technology for the
N. Mooers Papers
- at Charles Babbage Institute, Univ. of Minn.
- "...why some retrieval systems are used and others
are not ..."
and Control -- IV Examples of a Three-Address Code
and the Use of 'Stop Order Tags'
- "The Moore School Course gives a comprehensive State
of the Art summary of thinking on the proposed first
generation of stored-program electronic digital computers
in August 1946." This is #39 in the lecture series.
"...an interesting paper proposing a novel method of
organising control, and providing detailed pieces of
coding to illustrate it. "
- ASIS 1996 Annual Meeting
- (find: "Mooers")
- Michael S. Greenberg's bio.
Cybernetica: The TRAC Programming Language FAQ
- Thanks to Arthur T. Murray;
Nelson's FREEMACS: An open source version of EMACS
(uses MINT instead of LISP)
Michael Montague's Tintware.
Tint is a string substition language; currently under
It is intended to be used as an extention language. Tint Emacs is
an emacs clone for Win32
(and hopefully soon Linux). It uses Tint as its extension
language. A regular expression library
called Carp has been added. This can be used in Tint and Tint
Emacs, as well as other programs.
Summary information about TINT development can be found in "Freshmeat"
What Is SAM76?
Another variation on TRAC - developed by Claude Kagan and
promoted by the R.E.S.I.S.T.OR.S.
- Downloadable files.
Seven Ages ...
- FIND: "edge-notched cards"
- WIRED 3.06: "The Curse of
Xanadu" by Gary Wolf
- WIRED 3.09:Rants &
Raves:Xanks and No, Xanks
H. Nelson Letter To The Editor
- Find "Altadena, California"
- HyperNews:View Discussion: TRAC
Discussion:TRAC use & Significance
Discussion: Comparison of TRAC to FUNK
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