A BUSINESS INTELLIGENCE SYSTEM HANS PETER LUHN PDF
Hans Peter Luhn; Published in IBM Journal of Research and Business Intelligence Systems: State-of-the-art Review and Contemporary Applications. Business Intelligence has empowered organizations to derive data-driven IBM computer scientist Hans Peter Luhn, that the potential of BI was recognized. The article, titled “A Business Intelligence System”, described “an. Luhn, H.P. () A Business Intelligence System. IBM Journal of Research and Development, 2,
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During the past decade significant progress has been made in applying machines to the processes of information retrieval. Perhaps the techniques which ultimately find greatest use will bear little resemblance to those now visualized, but some form of automation will ultimately provide an effective answer to business intelligence problems. His inventions have found applications in diverse areas like computer science, the textile industry, linguistics, and information science.
An information pattern is then derived from the query document in a manner similar to that used for normal documents. The information to be discovered may vary widely and may consist of anything ranging from factual data to an extensive bibliography on a broad subject. This paper shows the flexibility of such a system in identifying known information, in finding who needs to know it and in disseminating it efficiently either in abstract form or as a complete document.
This information is stored in coded form on a medium that may be subjected to serial scanning. Reading the article over fifty years later, one is stuck by the prescient nature of the system he proposed.
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The resulting patterns are then stored in the Pattern Storage area in a special profile-storage device. Pioneer of Information Science.
This query document is transmitted to the auto-encoding device in machine-readable form. A predetermined portion of the words of highest frequency is then given the status of significant words and an analysis is made of all the sentences in the text containing such words. Detection of an action point having given characteristics In the process of transacting business it is pster desired to determine who concerns himself with a given subject.
The sgstem pattern will be impressed on the profile as a matter of course, whether or not the inquiry has been satisfied, so that new documents relevant to the subject of the inquiry will be made known subsequently.
One of the most crucial problems in communication is that of channeling a given item of information to those who need to know it.
This printout is photographically transferred onto the storage medium of intellignce auto-abstract microcopy storag e device.
The microfilm record is stored elsewhere to constitute a microfilm master file which may serve to regenerate records in cases of emergency. This copy is then dispatched for processing to the input point of the system and the original is sent to the addressee. Subsequently, a copy of this query pattern is set up in the comparison device and. Search or use sjstem and down arrow keys to select an item. The author demonstrates shocking prescience.
The transcription of old records would pose a problem, since in most cases it would be uneconomical to perform this job by hand. Stay ahead with the world’s most comprehensive technology and business learning platform. The selection of specific words may pfter be accomplished by index lookup.
Views Read Edit View history. Since this method tends to swamp the recipients with paper, the probability of not communicating at all becomes great.
Before the system operation is described, the term Business Intelligence System should be defined and the objectives and principles stated. July 1, 19 minute read. The considerations which prompted the step-by-step acceptance of documents in the dissemination process are also applied to information retrieval. Their use as standard equipment in the future would provide machine-readable records of new information. This operation is similar to the one described in connection with selective dissemination.
Prospects for establishing a Business Intelligence System The system described here employs rather advanced design techniques and the question arises intelligencee to how far away such systems may be from realization.
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In all other cases the original is stored in a file for a reasonably short time and thereafter destroyed, unless there are reasons for preserving it for longer periods. Although in some cases a first search may have produced satisfactory references, in other cases the material produced may not be satisfactory. This page was last edited on 13 Novemberat By the dawn of the computer age in the s, software became the means to surmount the limitations inherent in the punched card machines of the past.
An automatic system is being developed to disseminate information to the various sections of any industrial, scientific or government organization. Since a history of the usage of the system is stored in the monitor, an analysis of its records will disclose the efficiency of system operation. There is also a growing need for more prompt decisions at levels of responsibility far below those customary in the past. This selection, however, is considered to be a provisional one, and the system withholds any further information if the action point can determine, on the basis of information given so far, that certain of the selected subjects are not of sufficient interest.
In other words, it’s not enough to just collect and aggregate data; an organization must improve its capacity to complete critical tasks because of the insights gleaned from the data. Document input Each document entering the system shown in Fig.
The process of creating auto-abstracts consists of ascertaining the frequency of word occurrences in a document. If a list of the documents retrieved is available, the process of retrieval may be greatly simplified. Luhn spent greater and greater amounts of time on the problems of information retrieval and storage faced by libraries and documentation centers, and pioneered the use of data processing equipment in resolving these problems. Today would have been his th birthday. As even Howard says: An objective of the Business Intelligence System is to identify related interests by use of profiles of action points.
Information retrieval is necessarily a major function of the Business Intelligence System. An objective of the system is to facilitate selective dissemination and retrieval of such documents in substantially the same way as for outside documents.