Tailoring search strategy for literature on economic justification of computer integrated manufacturing

Janardan Kulkarni, Hamid Parsaei

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Technological advances, research and development frequently require in-depth literature reviews. These reviews are carried out using computerized bibliographic databases. The review and/or search process involves using key words, synonymous terms, broader concepts, narrower concepts and related concepts. This method generated a controlled and uncontrolled language thesaurus in the field of Economic Justification of Computer Integrated Manufacturing (CIM). As a consequence, significant amounts of time are required to eliminate the non-relevant citations. This paper is focused on the investigation of the feasibility and utility of information processing aids based on word association techniques to determine citation relevance. Experience has shown that this method is simple and easy to use and it identified key information sources in the field.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)544-547
Number of pages4
JournalComputers and Industrial Engineering
Issue number1-4
Publication statusPublished - 1990
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Information Systems and Management
  • Management Science and Operations Research
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
  • Applied Mathematics

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