Masters Theses

Abstract

"Information retrieval may be defined roughly as a procedure to either locate or physically retrieve a document or documents containing information on a given topic with a high degree of reliability. Information retrieval is one of the newest fields in computing science. Being so new there are many unexplored areas. The research that has been done has not been standardized beyond the point of the effort which has been slanted toward solving the "Library Problem" ... Several different information retrieval methods have been suggested and some research done on them to try and solve the "Library Problem". Of these methods only one is built around a complete mathematical model. This model is "Latent Class Analysis" ... The purpose of this study is to take this method ... and change the non-symmetric matrices to symmetric matrices to make a workable system still based on a sound mathematical model quite similar to the latent class model"--Introduction, page 1-3.

Advisor(s)

Lee, Ralph E., 1921-2010

Committee Member(s)

Miles, Aaron J.
Winters, William K.
Chenoweth, Robert Dean

Department(s)

Mathematics and Statistics

Degree Name

M.S. in Applied Mathematics

Publisher

University of Missouri at Rolla

Publication Date

1965

Pagination

iv, 32 pages

Note about bibliography

Includes bibliographical references (pages 56-57).

Rights

© 1965 George Loyd Jensen, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

File Type

text

Language

English

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Information retrieval -- Computer programs
Latent structure analysis
Latent variables

Thesis Number

T 1688

Print OCLC #

5963894

Electronic OCLC #

830442853

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