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 


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© Plenum Press, New York 1978

Authors and Affiliations

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

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