Environmental Information Organization

  • Alan B. Carlson
  • Bengt G. Lundberg
Conference paper


The concept of information organization is introduced and discussed from the standpoint of strategic decision-making. Some information organization systems are described and an experimental system intended for organizing text-based informational items obtained from an environmental scanning process is presented and discussed. This system is based on the idea that information items are represented as natural language texts and that these informational items are organized and indexed via assigned associations based on mutual relevance. This system comprises, in part, an automatic indexing method in which informational items are used as indexes to other items allowing the result of retrieval operations to include contextual information. Further, a preliminary explanation model of the system is presented and some topics for research are pointed out.


Information Item Information Retrieval System News Item Information Organization Strategic Information 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Alan B. Carlson
    • 1
  • Bengt G. Lundberg
    • 2
  1. 1.Dept. of Computer SciencesChalmers Univ. of Tech. & Univ. of GöteborgGöteborgSweden
  2. 2.Dept. of Computer and System SciencesUniv. of StockholmKistaSweden

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