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Eberly College of Arts and Sciences


Social Work


This paper analyzes the role of information in social casework practice. Three models of computer-based information processing are discussed: Cybernetic, Management Information Systems and Natural Language Processing. The latter is most consistent with social casework information needs because of its potential to focus on the problems of the meaning of social action.

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Presented at the International Congress on Applied Systems Research and Cybernetics. Acapulco, Mexico. December, 1980.



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