Numerical data banks

Date of publication: June 15, 1980


Only comparatively recently has informatics been accepted as a science in its own right and its content and boundaries are still unsettled. In effect, the definition of the term informatics is still being argued between experts both at national and international levels. Without going into a lengthy discussion on the semantic and other distinctions it should be made clear that in this paper, the term is understood as the electronic processing of data within information systems. And, in fact, this paper is concerned with those information systems which form the operative instrument for the organization, processing and retrieval of information itself.

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