Hans Peter Luhn; Published in IBM Journal of Research and Business Intelligence Systems: State-of-the-art Review and Contemporary Applications. Business Intelligence has empowered organizations to derive data-driven IBM computer scientist Hans Peter Luhn, that the potential of BI was recognized. The article, titled “A Business Intelligence System”, described “an. Luhn, H.P. () A Business Intelligence System. IBM Journal of Research and Development, 2,

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Open link in a new tab. Introduction Efficient communication is a key to progress in all fields of human endeavor. Based on the document-input operation and the creation of profiles, businfss system is ready to perform the service function of selective dissemination of new information. Reading the article over fifty years later, one is stuck by the prescient nature of the system he proposed.

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Auto-abstracting of documents; Auto-encoding of documents; Automatic creation and updating of action-point profiles. In a paper in the IBM Systems JournalHans Peter Luhn describes a system for “selective dissemination” of documents to “action points” based on the “interest profiles” of the individual action points.

Another problem in communication is to discover the person or section within an organization whose interests or activities coincide most closely with a given situation. Some of these are listed below: But especially now that text analysis is becoming part of mainstream BI, the real credit for the term should go to an earlier pioneer: The functions described so far have concerned themselves with documents admitted or acquired by the system from the outside.

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The considerations which prompted the step-by-step acceptance of documents in the dissemination process are also applied to information retrieval. In those cases where the original document is available in machine-readable form, the transcription is done mechanically.

This method may also be used to bring together the respective inquirers to furnish an opportunity to discuss the problems which apparently brought about similar inquiries.

Information retrieval is necessarily a major function of the Business Intelligence System. In all other cases the original is stored in a file for a reasonably short time and thereafter destroyed, unless there are reasons for preserving it for longer periods.

He did not only consider handling numbers more efficiently. He joined IBM as a senior research engineer inand soon became manager of the information retrieval research division.


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There is also a growing need for more prompt decisions at levels of responsibility far below those customary in the past. A function of the system is to present this information to the action point in such a intelligenfe that its existence will be readily recognized.

When petet document has been created at an action point, a copy is produced, preferably in machinable form. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, tutorials, and more. The older the profile pattern, the closer an agreement is needed for selection for dissemination, and consequently the fewer documents are selected. This is accomplished by means of an information pattern similar to that of the documents.

This device submits the document to a statistical analysis based on the physical properties of the text, and data are derived on word frequency and distribution.

As soon as the auto-abstract has been created, the statistical data are further processed to derive an information pattern which characterizes the document. Miscellaneous functions of the system The comprehensive system for the various functions so far described is illustrated by Fig.

This phase of communication is commonly referred to as information retrieval or, more broadly, as the library problem. Before the system operation is described, the term Business Intelligence System should be defined and the objectives and principles stated.

The function of information retrieval, however, differs inteligence that of dissemination in that the choice is not that of accepting or rejecting one document, but rather a selection of one ;eter several from a special group of potentially relevant documents.

Ideally, an automatic system is needed which can accept information in its original form, disseminate the data promptly to the proper places and furnish information on demand.

Means are provided not only to integrate this function with the rest of the system but also to produce additional useful functions, as will be described later. Thus, in the case of an inquiry, the user will be required only to call the librarian, who will accept the query and will ask for any amplification which, in accordance with his experience, will be most helpful in securing the desired information.

An objective of the system is to facilitate selective dissemination and retrieval of such documents in substantially the same way as for outside documents. Even the information retrieval processes mechanized so far still require appreciable human effort to organize the information before it is entered into machines. Although the service of a librarian is considered a convenience to the action point, in certain cases, means may be provided at the action-point location to permit direct access to the system.


This process of encoding constitutes a further abstraction and involves procedures such as the categorization of words by means of a thesaurus. Of the various ways in which such an announcement may be transmitted intelligebce the affected action points, the most effective one is by means of a printing device at each action-point location. The interrelationship of words may also be indicated and certain frequently occurring combinations of words may be noted.

As time goes on there is the probability that an increasing number of new documents will be announced to an action habs because of possible shift of interests. The system is to provide means for quickly discovering similarity of interests and activities that might exist amongst action points so that subjects and problems of buisness concern may be discussed and advanced through direct interchange of ideas between such points, if so desired.

When retrieving information it might be found advantageous to compare a query first with all the queries stored, in order to discover whether similar queries have been submitted in the past. Today, hashing algorithms are essential for many applications such as textual tools, cloud servicesdata-intensive research and cryptography among numerous other uses.

In this capacity it will transmit the serial number, title and author of the document in question to the desk printer at the selected action point and keep a record of this transaction.

The information to be discovered may vary widely and may consist of anything ranging from factual data to an extensive bibliography on a broad subject. It has become evident in recent years that present communication methods are totally inadequate for future requirements.

Be the first to leave a comment. However, instead of simulating a document pattern, a profile pattern is developed which represents most closely the characteristics of an action point sought.

The magnetic tape record is now introduced into the auto-abstracting and encoding device.