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Web search encompasses more than fact retrieval; it is a primary entry point for learning. Exploratory search tasks are attempts at such learning and require cognitive, strategic, and interpretive work from the user. The pathways of such searches are likewise complex and nuanced. The present study attempts to enable the human work that goes into conducting… (More)
Substantial amount of multilingual educational resources are already available online through Web sites. However, such educational resources are not necessarily used extensively regardless of immediate needs. The objective of this study is to propose a way of sharing educational documents so that existing assets can be fully usable in different languages.… (More)
The LINC (Laboratory Instrument Computer) was designed by Wesley A. Clark and Charles E. Molnar at MIT's Lincoln Laboratory in 1962, assisted by a team of approximately a dozen people under Clark's leadership. Over the years, nearly 100 LINCs were built for use in medical research before the design was absorbed into the DEC PDP-12.
Presents a biography of Hiroshi Wada, who helped promote the electronics industry and computer technologies in postwar Japan.
These papers have a strong historiographical content, in accordance with the conference focus on more reflective panels. The panel is organized by the SIG on Computers, Information and Society "The Historian and other Disciplines" & request for "Diversity of Approaches" within a panel: one of the presenters is an economics researcher with the Bureau of… (More)
Chigusa Kita provides an obituary for Oliver G. Selfridge, an early leader in the artificial intelligence field.
Conference—History of Nordic Computing; IT History Society; Norsk Data—40th-anniversary celebrations; Control Data's 50th anniversary; Obituary—Tadahiro Sekimoto