Accession Number : ADA227277
Title : MIT Laboratory for Computer Science Progress Report No. 23, July 1985-June 1986
Descriptive Note : Annual rept.
Corporate Author : MASSACHUSETTS INST OF TECH CAMBRIDGE LAB FOR COMPUTER SCIENCE
Personal Author(s) : Dertouzos, M L
Report Date : Jun 1986
Pagination or Media Count : 294
Abstract : Founded in 1963 as Project MAC (for Multiple Access Computer and Machine Aided Cognition), the Laboratory developed the Compatible Time Sharing System (CTSS), one of the first time shared systems in the world, and Multics -- an improved time shared system that introduced several new concepts. These two major developments stimulated research activities in the application of on-line computing to such diverse disciplines as engineering, architecture, mathematics, biology, medicine, library science and management. Since that time, the Laboratory's pursuits expanded, leading to pioneering research in Expert Systems, Computer Networks and Public Cryptography. Today, the Laboratory's research spans a broad front of activities, grouped in four major areas: Knowledge Based Systems; Machines, Languages, and Systems; Theory; Computers and People. Contents: Clinical Decision Making; Common System; Computation Structures; Distributed Computing Systems; Information Mechanics; Programming Methodology; Programming Systems Research; Real Time Systems; Systematic Program Development; Theory of Computation.
Descriptors : *EXPERT SYSTEMS , *TIME SHARING , COMPUTATIONS , DECISION MAKING , DISTRIBUTED DATA PROCESSING , BIOLOGY , REAL TIME , DISTRIBUTION , COMPUTERS , THEORY , COMPUTER PROGRAMMING , STRUCTURES , CLINICAL MEDICINE , MECHANICS , MEDICINE , KNOWLEDGE BASED SYSTEMS , MATHEMATICS , SYSTEMS ANALYSIS , COMPUTER NETWORKS , ONLINE SYSTEMS , LIBRARY SCIENCE , MULTIPLE ACCESS , METHODOLOGY , STIMULATION(GENERAL)
Subject Categories : Computer Systems
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE