DIALOG


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dialogue

1 (often US), dialog
1. the lines spoken by characters in drama or fiction
2. a particular passage of conversation in a literary or dramatic work
3. a literary composition in the form of a dialogue
4. a political discussion between representatives of two nations or groups

dialog

[′dī·ə‚läg]
(computer science)
A form of data processing involving an interaction between a computer system and a terminal operator who uses a keyboard and electronic display to enter data which the computer edits and may respond to.

DIALOG

(1)
A commercial bibliographic database and retrieval service from DIALOG Information Services.

DIALOG

(2)
Interactive mathematics using a graphics tablet by Illinois Inst Tech, 1966.

["DIALOG: A Conversational Programming System with a Graphical Orientation", S.H. Cameron et al, CACM 10:349-357 (1967). Sammet 1969, p.255-258].

DIALOG

(Dialog, A Thomson Corporation business, Cary, NC, www.dialog.com). The first commercial online information retrieval system, created by Roger Summit in 1967 and launched as a service in 1972. For years, DIALOG has offered the largest single collection of information available online, claiming over 900 databases in areas such as business, science, finance and law. Searching is free, but there are fees for viewing the results. Access is available via the Web or by separate dial-up numbers as was the norm before the Internet became popular. DIALOG's searchable content is considered to be part of the deep Web.
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Dialog has made searching the site for relevant information much easier with the application of its proprietary Muscat search technology.
DIALOG ERA, Electronic Distribution and Archiving, is another unique partnership between Dialog and PLS.
Commenting on Sommers' appointment, Dan Wagner, president and CEO of Dialog, said, "We are delighted to have secured the services of Patrick Sommers, who brings to Dialog considerable experience of managing large organizations and of growing and developing technology-related businesses.
The significant minority investment of Dialog in PLS, an acknowledged leader in the information industry for text and image-based search and retrieval software, allows the two companies to share technology and explore product and market synergies.
A management team from the Information Technology Group of Texas Instruments presented the award at a luncheon held at Dialog headquarters in Palo Alto.
The geographic divisions of TEXTLINE on DIALOG provide an easy and logical method for limiting a search.