Scientific Communication and Knowledge Representation

  • Gerhard Rahmstorf
  • David Penniman
Part of the Nato Conference Series book series (NATOCS, volume 6)


It is a well known and much discussed problem that the number of scientific and technical publications is rapidly increasing. The individual scientist or technical expert has to adapt his behavior to this trend. His adaptation may include:-
  • Spending more time on searching and processing publications

  • Ignoring a large share of new publications

  • Restricting and specializing his field of work

  • Improving the efficiency of his work


Knowledge Representation Average Scientist Text Production Literature Identification Interest Profile 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.


Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.


  1. Ackhoff, Russell L., et al. “Designing a National Scientific and Technological Communication System”. The SCATT Report. University of Pennsylvania Press, 1976.Google Scholar
  2. Anderla, G.,”Information in 1985”. OECD 1973.Google Scholar
  3. Bunge, M., “Intuition and Science”, Westport 1962.zbMATHGoogle Scholar
  4. Battelle, “Final Report on Development and Assessment of Scenarios for the Scientific and Technical Information Search System of the Future”. Prepared for Access Improvement Program Division of Science Information of National Science Foundation, Battelle Columbus Laboratories, 505 King Avenue, Columbus, Ohio. Feb. 1977 (unpublished).Google Scholar
  5. Danes, F., “Zur Linguistischen Analyse der Textstruktur”, Folio Linguistica 4, Heft 1/2, 1970.Google Scholar
  6. Dobrov, G., “Wissenschaft: ihre Analyse und Prognose”, Stuttgart, 1973.Google Scholar
  7. Greaser, C. U., “Alternatives to Traditional Forms of Scientific Communication”, The Rand Corp. 1976.Google Scholar
  8. Hagstrom, W., “Factors Related to the Use of Different Modes of Publishing Research in Four Scientific Fields”. (In: Nelson, C. E. and Pollock, D. K. (Ed.) Communication Among Scientists and Engineers. Lexington USA 1970. P. 85–124.Google Scholar
  9. King, D. W., et al. “Statistical Indicators of Scientific and Technical Communication 1960–1980.” Vol. 1 A Summary Report for National Science Foundation, Div. of Science Information. King Research, Inc., Rockville, Md. 1976.Google Scholar
  10. Nelson, C. E. and Pollock, D. K. (Ed.), “Communication Among Scientists and Engineers”, Lexington, USA 1970, 346p.Google Scholar
  11. Passman, S., “Scientific and Technological Communication”, Oxford 1969. 151p.Google Scholar
  12. Rahmstorf, G., “Use of Semantic Networks for Information Retrieval”. In: “Proceedings of the International Workshop on Natural Language for Interaction with Data Bases”, January 1977. IIASA, Laxenburg, Austria, forthcoming.Google Scholar

Copyright information

© Plenum Press, New York 1978

Authors and Affiliations

  • Gerhard Rahmstorf
    • 1
  • David Penniman
    • 1
  1. 1.International Institute for Applied Systems AnalysisSchloss LaxenburgAustria

Personalised recommendations