information request

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The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Information Request


a text whose semantic content expresses certain required information. After indexing, the information request becomes a retrieval instruction for an information retrieval system. For example, an information request on the subject “Overhead Power Transmission Lines” is expressed in the Universal Decimal Classification system by the index 621.315.1, which is a retrieval instruction to the retrieval system for the output of the necessary information.

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

information request (INREQ)

A message requesting that a communications search be carried out in a defined area, utilizing government circuits and local telephone service. It is a request originated by a flight service station (FSS) for information concerning an overdue VFR (visual flight rules) aircraft.
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ISLAMABAD: With low response rate of government departments towards information requests filed under Rights to Information (RTI) Law, the Law faces serious implementation challenges which require urgent government attention to strengthen RTI in public institutions and empower Punjab Information Commission.
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The British Union for the Abolition of Vivisection (BUAV) launched action after a failed Freedom of Information request on experiments carried out at Newcastle University.
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filed a Freedom of Information request with the Defense Logistics Information Service, which is part of the DOD.

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