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ACM Transactions on Information Systems (TOIS), Volume 3 Issue 1, Jan. 1985

A database design methodology and tool for information systems
Roger King, Dennis McLeod
Pages: 2-21
DOI: 10.1145/3864.3869
A model and methodology for describing the information objects in an office information system and how such objects flow among the components of such a system are presented. The model and methodology support the specification of information...

Cursor movement during text editing
John D. Gould, Clayton Lewis, Vincent Barnes
Pages: 22-34
DOI: 10.1145/3864.3867
Nine participants used a full-screen computer text editor (XEDIT) with an IBM 3277 terminal to edit marked-up documents at each of three cursor speeds (3.3, 4.7, and 11.0 cm/s). These speeds occur when a user continuously holds down an arrow key...

Query optimization on local area networks
Alan R. Hevner, O. Q. Wu, S. B. Yao
Pages: 35-62
DOI: 10.1145/3864.3866
Local area networks are becoming widely used as the database communication framework for sophisticated information systems. Databases can be distributed among stations on a network to achieve the advantages of performance,...

A prototype electronic encyclopedia
Stephen A. Weyer, Alan H. Borning
Pages: 63-88
DOI: 10.1145/3864.3865
We describe a prototype electronic encyclopedia implemented on a powerful personal computer, in which user interface, media presentation, and knowledge representation techniques are applied to improving access to a knowledge resource. In itself,...

Electronic calendars in the office: an assessment of user needs and current technology
Christine M. Kincaid, Pierre B. Dupont, A. R. Kaye
Pages: 89-102
DOI: 10.1145/3864.3868
Manufacturers of integrated electronic office systems have included electronic versions of the calendar in almost every system they offer. This paper describes a survey of office workers, carried out to examine their use both of paper calendars...