A system for the retrieval of family structured information

S. E. Jacobs, D. A. Meyers, S. J. Klein, A. D. Merritt

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The Linkage Automated Investigative Device (LAID) is a system for the storage, retrieval, and display of family structured information. The LAID data base is designed in terms of nuclear families such that, given any individual, those persons of any specified relationship can be quickly located. The user may specifiy criteria in terms of many data categories to be met by the individual being sought as well as criteria to be met by his relatives. LAID retrieval requests are written in an easily used yet highly flexible language and executed on a PDP 11 45 computer under the DOS V8 or RSTS V6 operating system.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)281-290
Number of pages10
JournalComputers in Biology and Medicine
Issue number4
StatePublished - Oct 1977
Externally publishedYes


  • Computer
  • Familystructured data
  • Human genetics
  • Information retrieval
  • Population genetics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Health Informatics


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