uniterm system

uniterm system

[′yü·nə‚tərm ‚sis·təm]
(computer science)
An information retrieval system which uses uniterm cards; cards representing words of interest in a search are selected and compared visually; if identical members are found to appear on the uniterm card undergoing comparison, those numbers represent documents to be examined in connection with the search.
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My favorite critique that Cleverdon repeated a number of times was: "You had no right to be so intelligent with the uniterm system; it is meant to be used by people of low intellect" (Cleverdon, Mills, & Keen, 1966, p.6).