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Mathematical model for a documentation system

The Center is currently engaged in a number of theoretical and basic research investigations which are expected to lead to the formulation of a theory of documentation and of searching strategy. A basic program is leading to the development of a mathematical model for a documentation system. Work is proceeding (1) on a comprehensive investigation of the properties of aggregates and systems of messages in order to arrive at a general theory of “measure” for documentation systems, (2) on an analysis of the algebra that is imposed on the message complex, and (3) on a detailed study of the concept of mapping in documentation.

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