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CitationGulliksen, S. (1983). Radiocarbon database: A pilot project. Radiocarbon, 25(2), 661-666.
PublisherAmerican Journal of Science
DescriptionFrom the 11th International Radiocarbon Conference held in Seattle, Washington, June 20-26, 1982.
AbstractComputer storage and surveys of large sets of data should be an attractive technique for users of 14C dates. Our pilot project demonstrates the effectiveness of a text retrieval system, NOVA STATUS. A small database comprising ca 100 dates, selected from results of the Trondheim 14C laboratory, is generated. Data entry to the computer is made by feeding typewritten forms through a document reader capable of optical character recognition. A text retrieval system allows data input to be in a flexible format. Program systems for text retrieval are in common use and easily implemented for a 14C database.