Problem solving and invention

Comparison to objectives or checklist of desired features

Example

Criteria for thesaurus software suggested by Milstead Performance of TEXNET thesaurus module, 1993
1. Operation on an available computer platform DOS
2. Integration with existing database software [Not yet]
3. A user-friendly interface ? [To be determined]
4. Automatic generation of reciprocals Yes
5. Prevention of conflicting relationships ? Protects against simpler errors
6. Validation of terms in relationships
7. Support of all ANSI/NISO-standard relationships Yes
8. Availability of additional free-text fields ? Yes, but limited to 240 characters each
9. Confirmation of changes Still to be addressed
10. A wide variety of reports and displays ? Considerable variety allowed by customization features

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