||Combined File Search System. User's Manual for an Information Storage and Retrieval System.
||Service Bureau Corp., New York.
( Information retrieval ;
( Data processing ;
Data storage ;
Subject index terms ;
Computer programs ;
Search structuring ;
Information systems ;
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The information storage and retrieval system was originally developed for storing and retrieving information related to adverse drug reactions but it is also applicable to many other disciplines. Virtually any document whose contents can be accurately described by words or symbols (descriptors or index terms) and numeric data can be stored and retrieved by the system. In addition to storing the descriptive data contained in the searchable portion of a document, narrative text may be stored and recalled when that document satisfies the criteria specified in a search request. The system is designed for manual indexing where an indexer describes the significant portions of the contents of a document through the use of descriptors or keywords. (Author)