NAME: Gerard Salton
DATES: 1927-1995
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WORKED AT: Harvard; Cornell
OTHER INFORMATION: Salton developed SMART (System for the Mechanical Analysis and Retrieval of Text). From his evaluations/tests of SMART, he formulated general rules for automatic language processing (Bellardo & Bourne). According to Bellardo and Bourne, Salton's retrieval experiments of the 1980's "greatly contributed to the knowledge base of computerized information indexing, storage and retrieval." He advocated system design at the 1965 ADI conference. He was one of the first programmers for the Harvard Mark IV computer and one of the founders of the Cornell University Computer Science Dept.
AWARDS: 1970 Best JASIS Paper Award; 1975 Outstanding Information Science Book(ASIS); 1988 Alexander Humboldt Senior Scientist Award; 1989 Award of Merit(ASIS)
OFFICES: ASIS Board of Directors (late 1980s); Council, Association of Computing Machinery (ACM); Editor-in-chief, ACM Transactions and ACM Journal

PAPERS AT:
LOCATION #1
Cornell University, Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections
PAPERS DATES: Gerard Salton papers. 
      Summary: Subject files, correspondence, class notebooks, videocassettes, reprints, and other papers and records deriving from Salton's work in text processing, information retrieval, and computer science.
 
SIZE: 100 cu. ft. 
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FINDING AID: Available at: http://rmc.library.cornell.edu/EAD/htmldocs/RMA02908.html
SOURCE:  Cornell University Libraries online catalog.

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