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|Title: ||EXPLORING THE FEATURES AND FACILITIES OF CDS/ISIS FOR WINDOWS AS COMPARED TO ITS DOS VERSION AND OTHER TEXT RETRIEVAL SOFTWARE.|
|Authors: ||SAMSON, TIBEBU|
|Advisors: ||Dr. G.G. Chowdhury|
Dr. Gbade A.
|Keywords: ||FEATURES AND FACILITIES OF CDS/ISIS|
TEXT RETRIEVAL SOFTWARE
|Copyright: ||May-1997 |
|Date Added: ||27-Nov-2012 |
|Abstract: ||Micro-CDS/ISIS, suitable for storage retrieval of structured textual data, has been
developed and is distributed by UNESCO free of charge to non-profit making
organizations. The first version was released for public use in December 1985. Since then
UNESCO has released different versions adding some new facilities and fixing bugs
observed and reported by users all over the world. In addition to the different releases,
different application programs have been developed by UNESCO and other users to
augment and enhance the functionality of the standard releases of the package.
Subsequently, taking into consideration the increasing popularity of Microsoft Windows as
an operating system for micros, UNESCO has released a Beta version of CDS/ISIS for
Windows operating system, called WINISIS, in July 1996. Since then different test
versions have been released.
Taking Micro-CDSnSIS, which is the widely used text retrieval package in developing
countries, and WINISIS, which is most likely to follow the suit, this study compared and
contrasted them using features and facilities which are common to most text retrieval
packages. The study is based on the May 1997 version, which is the pre-release of
WINISIS 1.0, obtained by courtesy of the UNESCO CDS/ISIS Developers Team.
In addition, this study enlisted all the new facilities provided by WINISIS, and
recommended areas of application of the software, and identified areas for further
|Appears in:||Thesis - Information Science|
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