Boolean Algebras [ELIS Classic]

Authored by: A. R. Bednarek

Encyclopedia of Library and Information Science, Fourth Edition

Print publication date:  November  2017
Online publication date:  November  2017

Print ISBN: 9781466552593
eBook ISBN: 9781315116143
Adobe ISBN:

10.1081/E-ELIS4-120008970

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Abstract

Boolean algebra, named after the 19th century mathematician and logician, George Boole, has contributed to many aspects of computer science and information science. In information science, Boolean logic forms the basis of most end-user search systems, from searches in online databases and catalogs, to uses of search engines in information seeking on the World Wide Web.

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