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Publication date: 1 February 1992

C. Chen, R. Racine and F. Swift

Considers the daily production‐scheduling problem in the “make‐to‐order” apparel‐manufacturing industry and presents a solution procedure for the problem based on the…

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Considers the daily production‐scheduling problem in the “make‐to‐order” apparel‐manufacturing industry and presents a solution procedure for the problem based on the simulated annealing technique. The development is aimed at the quick generation of a feasible solution and the improvement on the solution.

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International Journal of Clothing Science and Technology, vol. 4 no. 2/3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0955-6222

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Publication date: 1 October 1954

B.R. Noton

EACH September the eyes of the aeronautical World turn towards the S.B.A.C. Air Display and Exhibition with interest unequalled by any other event. It is fitting that the…

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EACH September the eyes of the aeronautical World turn towards the S.B.A.C. Air Display and Exhibition with interest unequalled by any other event. It is fitting that the Display is now held each year at the airfield of the Royal Aircraft Establishment, one of the world's most prominent aeronautical research centres. This interest becomes increasingly keen too, as the preview day comes closer, because new prototypes of unorthodox designs often appear a short time before the Show to illustrate the results of years of careful planning, development and research of the particular company. These designs often mould the path of progress for smaller countries without the economic resources to forge the way ahead alone. Most British citizens are very proud of their country's place in aviation today, both in the military and civil fields. This is understood by most foreigners because it is clear that Britain has won a place in aeronautical development second to none.

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Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology, vol. 26 no. 10
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0002-2667

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Publication date: 1 February 2001

Thomas F. Swift and Dennis C. Hensley

The author provides an examination and a comparison of the New Privacy rules under Regulation S‐P here in the United States with differing and conflicting rules in member…

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The author provides an examination and a comparison of the New Privacy rules under Regulation S‐P here in the United States with differing and conflicting rules in member states of the European Union

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Journal of Investment Compliance, vol. 2 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1528-5812

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Publication date: 1 March 1998

David Ellis, Nigel Ford and Jonathan Furner

For the purposes of this article, the indexing of information is interpreted as the pre‐processing of information in order to enable its retrieval. This definition thus…

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For the purposes of this article, the indexing of information is interpreted as the pre‐processing of information in order to enable its retrieval. This definition thus spans a dimension extending from classification‐based approaches (pre‐co‐ordinate) to keyword searching (post‐co‐ordinate). In the first section we clarify our use of terminology, by briefly describing a framework for modelling IR systems in terms of sets of objects, relationships and functions. In the following three sections, we discuss the application of indexing functions to document collections of three specific types: (1) ‘conventional’ text databases; (2) hypertext databases; and (3) the World Wide Web, globally distributed across the Internet.

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Journal of Documentation, vol. 54 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0022-0418

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Publication date: 1 December 1908

EVERYONE interested in the British library movement will learn with sorrow and regret that one of its greatest friends and strongest champions has passed away, in the…

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EVERYONE interested in the British library movement will learn with sorrow and regret that one of its greatest friends and strongest champions has passed away, in the person of Thomas Greenwood, the kind‐hearted and generous advocate of libraries, who won the respect and regard of every English libiarian. From one of his own periodicals the following particulars are abstracted:—

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New Library World, vol. 11 no. 6
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0307-4803

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Publication date: 1 May 1978

D.F. Swift, V. Winn and D. Bramer

Indexing systems have traditionally been geared to cater for search requests of the form ‘documents about…’. It is far from clear what is meant by the notion ‘about’, but…

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Indexing systems have traditionally been geared to cater for search requests of the form ‘documents about…’. It is far from clear what is meant by the notion ‘about’, but the model that guides indexing is built around it. The procedure is:

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Aslib Proceedings, vol. 30 no. 5
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0001-253X

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Publication date: 1 May 1979

Annelise Mark Pejtersen

In acknowledgement of the key position of the concept of ‘aboutness’ in the indexing process, the definition of the term ‘about’ seems to have become the crux of the…

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In acknowledgement of the key position of the concept of ‘aboutness’ in the indexing process, the definition of the term ‘about’ seems to have become the crux of the discussion about indexing systems. ‘About’ is not a simple and self‐evident term in the process of indexing, and the earlier view of a one‐sided relationship between the term and the contents of documents is called into question. A new definition of ‘about’ is needed and a short review of recent contributions on the subject will illustrate some of the suggestions put forward for operational and functional definitions of the ‘aboutness’ of documents. The problem has also been tackled through experiments on alternative design criteria for indexing schemes (Swift et al).

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Aslib Proceedings, vol. 31 no. 5
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0001-253X

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Publication date: 1 February 1992

R. Racine, C. Chen and F. Swift

Illustrates the need for incorporating time‐phased operator efficiency levels in apparel production plans. Presents a list of factors which predict how long it will take…

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Illustrates the need for incorporating time‐phased operator efficiency levels in apparel production plans. Presents a list of factors which predict how long it will take an operator to learn a sewing operation. Describes prediction models which use these factors to estimate time‐phased operator performance under different conditions.

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International Journal of Clothing Science and Technology, vol. 4 no. 2/3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0955-6222

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Publication date: 27 September 1999

Jens-Erik Mai

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Advances in Librarianship
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-1-84950-876-6

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Publication date: 1 March 1989

DAVID ELLIS

A behavioural approach to information retrieval system design is outlined based on the derivation of a behavioural model of the information seeking patterns of academic…

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A behavioural approach to information retrieval system design is outlined based on the derivation of a behavioural model of the information seeking patterns of academic social scientists. The information seeking patterns of a variety of academic social scientists were broken down into six characteristics: starting, chaining, browsing, differentiating, monitoring, and extracting. These characteristics constitute the principal generic features of the different individual patterns, and together provide a flexible behavioural model for information retrieval system design. The extent to which these characteristics are available on existing systems is considered, and the requirements for implementing the features on an experimental system are set out.

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Journal of Documentation, vol. 45 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0022-0418

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