By Robert T. O'Reagan
Communications of the ACM,
Vol. 15 No. 6, Pages 455-459
It is often desirable to convert verbal responses to multidigit codes. This conversion is generally accomplished by clerk-coders. A study was conducted to test the feasibility of translating verbal descriptions to numerical codes in a computer program. Primary emphasis was placed on computerized construction of a reference file of verbal descriptions for use by the program. The results of the study clearly show that such procedures are feasible.
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