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Language peer sets for Minuteman:
United States
United States/1961
Designed 1961
1960s languages
Second generation
Early Cold War
Genus Ad hoc query languages
Business Data Processing
Ad hoc query languages
Erotetic systems
Ad hoc query languages/1961
Interrogatory /1961
Erotetic systems/1961
Ad hoc query languages/United States
Interrogatory /United States
Erotetic systems/United States
Business Data Processing
Business Data Processing/1961
Business Data Processing/us


GEC information retrieval system 

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Country: United States
Designed 1961
Genus: Ad hoc query languages
Sammet category: Business Data Processing

In 1962 Wang at GEC, Syracuse, NY, created a information-retrieval system to analyse the result of QA on 200 million components for the Minuteman system. He describes the resulting system as being "surprisingly genreralised".

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Minuteman RECOL   Influence

  • Wang, T. L. (1962) Wang, T. L. "An information system with the ability to extract intelligence from data"
          in [ACM] CACM 5(01) January 1962 (1962) [ACM] CACM 5(01) January 1962 "Design, Implementation and Application of IR-Oriented Languages," ACM Computer Language Committee on Information Retrieval on 20-21 October 1961 in Princeton, N. J.
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