Lauren B. Doyle
System Development Corporation; Involved with 2 of earliest online retrieval systems: BOLD and Protosynthex; Spring 1960 worked on SAGE system (Bellardo & Bourne); Wanted a practical system for reading, writing, answering questions in natural English; The result was Protosynthex I which he worked on with Robert Simmons. (Bellardo & Bourne); Research with Borko; Emphasis was between documentation and communication and linguistic research; They consider information science "a true interdisciplinary science involving the efforts of librarians, logicians, engineers, mathematicians, and behavior scientists" (Glynn Harmon).
He was the author of the following items (not a complete list):
Lauren B. Doyle: Is Automatic Classification a Reasonable Application of Statistical Analysis of Text? J. ACM 12(4): 473-489 (1965).
Lauren B. Doyle: The microstatistics of text. Information Storage and Retrieval 1(4): 189-214 (1963).
Lauren B. Doyle: Associated characteristics of words in text. Commun. ACM 5(4): 223 (1962)
Lauren B. Doyle: Information retrieval. Commun. ACM 4(4): 195 (1961)
Lauren B. Doyle: Semantic Road Maps for Literature Searchers. J. ACM 8(4): 553-578 (1961)
Information Retrieval and Processing. Los Angeles: Melville Publishing, 1975
Sixty ideas in Sixty months. Santa Monica: System Development Corp., 1964.
He also wrote an amusing article on the origins of the term "information retrieval: "I think, therefore IR." Located at:
See entry under SDC for some papers relating to his work; No information is available on his personal papers.