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This paper describes an approach to solving a major problem in the information processing sciences— that of searching very large (5-50 billion characters) data bases of unstructured free-text for random queries within a reasonable time and at an affordable price. The need by information specialists and knowledge workers for large, fast low-cost text… (More)
In this paper we argue that a more legitimate and responsive state is an essential factor for a more adequate level of tax effort in developing countries and high income countries. While at first glance giving such advice to poor countries seeking to increase their tax ratios may not seem more helpful than telling them to find oil, it is presumably more… (More)
This paper compares inversion of text files with inversion of more structured records. The unique characteristics of textual data which restrict the utility of inversion are identified and discussed. Inversion is shown to be useful only for small, static data bases, and when full text search is not required.