Accession Number:

AD0260633

Title:

DIVISION 5. INFORMATION PROCESSING

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MASSACHUSETTS INST OF TECH LEXINGTON LINCOLN LAB

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Report Date:

1961-06-15

Pagination or Media Count:

1.0

Abstract:

The FX-1 test computer was assembled. A partial checkout of the central computer was made. The machines magnetic film memory is being checked out, prior to installation. Barring unforeseen difficulties, FX-1, with its planned 0.2-microseconds read-write memory cycle time, will soon be in operation. TX-2 continues to be a valuable laboratory-wide tool for research activities. Within the past quarter TX-2 was used on Projects MIDAS and Mercury on a pattern recognition problem and by the Research Laboratory of Electronics M.I.T. on an adaptive progr mming problem. Work on sequential coding SECO for two-way communications systems continues in two phases 1 the construction with evaluation of a single decoder, and 2 THE DESIGN, CONSTRUCTION AND EVALUATION OF A TWO-WAY SYSTEM. A number of improvements in both the automatic speech recognition activity and in the programs for computer interpretations of natural English text BASEBALL were observed. A new version of the degarbler, a computer program for automatically correcting errors in English text, was developed which promises to correct substantially more errors than earlier versions. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE