On pattern-directed search of archives and collections

  title={On pattern-directed search of archives and collections},
  author={Garett O. Dworman and Steven Orla Kimbrough and Chuck Patch},
This article begins by presenting and discussing the distinction between record-oriented and pattern-oriented search. Examples of record-oriented (or item-oriented) questions include: “What (or how many, etc.) glass items made prior to 100 A.D. do we have in our collection?” and “How many paintings featuring dogs do we have that were painted during the 19th century, and who painted them?” Standard database systems are well suited to answering such questions, based on the data in, for example, a… CONTINUE READING
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