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Claire Kelly Schultz
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Born (1924-11-17)November 17, 1924
Died May 28, 2015(2015-05-28) (aged 90)
Nationality United States
Alma mater Juniata College, Drexel Institute
Spouse(s) Wallace L. Schultz
Awards ASIS Award of merit, 1980
Scientific career
Fields Information science
Institutions Merck, Sharp and Dohme; Institute for Advancement of Medical Communications

Claire Kelly Schultz (November 17, 1924 - May 28, 2015) was a leading figure in the early development of automated information retrieval systems and information science.

A "documentalist", she was particularly known for her work in thesaurus construction and machine-aided indexing, innovating techniques for punch card information retrieval. While working as a librarian at the Merck, Sharp and Dohme chemical company she "developed a machine-sorted card system that employed Boolean retrieval logic. Her first use of punched cards in 1949 used the Mooers Zator system." This has been seen as a "transitional role of such punched-card systems toward later use of computers for information retrieval".

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