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DIALOG Online Search System

IEEE Milestone

— 1966 —

 
 
DIALOG Online Search System Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Baker, September 23, 2021
1. DIALOG Online Search System Marker
Inscription.  DIALOG was the first interactive, online search system addressing large databases while allowing iterative refinement of results. DIALOG was developed at Lockheed Palo Alto Research Laboratory in 1966, extended through contracts with NASA, and offered commercially in 1972. Its speed, ease of use, and wide range of data content attracted professional users worldwide including scientists, attorneys, educators, and librarians. DIALOG preceded major Internet search tools by more than two decades.
 
Erected 2019 by Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceScience & Medicine. In addition, it is included in the IEEE Milestones in Electrical Engineering and Computing series list.
 
Location. 37° 24.887′ N, 122° 4.661′ W. Marker is in Mountain View, California, in Santa Clara County. Marker can be reached from Shoreline Boulevard north of U.S. 101, on the right when traveling north. Located at the
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Computer History Museum. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1401 N Shoreline Blvd, Mountain View CA 94043, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 9 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. SPICE (here, next to this marker); Birthplace of Silicon Valley (here, next to this marker); Moore’s Law (here, next to this marker); First RISC Microprocessor (here, next to this marker); Online Systems and Personal Computing (here, next to this marker); Shakey: The World's First Mobile Intelligent Robot (here, next to this marker); SPARC RISC Architecture (here, next to this marker); Computer History Museum (here, next to this marker); The Floating Gate EEPROM (here, next to this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mountain View.
 
DIALOG Online Search System Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Baker, September 23, 2021
2. DIALOG Online Search System Marker
Ten IEEE markers at this location.
Computer History Museum image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Baker, September 20, 2021
3. Computer History Museum
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 10, 2021. It was originally submitted on September 27, 2021, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. This page has been viewed 175 times since then and 50 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 27, 2021, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California.

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