Accession Number:

AD0614782

Title:

AN EXPERIMENTAL SYNTAX-DIRECTED DATA STRUCTURE LANGUAGE,

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Corporate Author:

RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CALIF

Report Date:

1965-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

51.0

Abstract:

Programmers developing systems of the complexity required in artificial intelligence research are frequently hindered by the rigid programming languages available and the time-consuming task of implementing new languages. AMOS for associative memory organizing system provides a flexible means to structure data and experiment with the syntactic forms of program statements while lessening the implementation bottleneck. AMOS is a syntax-directed compiler used to define languages for constructing a variety of data organizations of which Fortran-like arrays and IPL-like list structues are special cases. This research explores the use of syntactic descriptions which are not Backus Normal Form grammars and provides means for defining two-demensional languages as well as the usual linear type. In order to facilitate implementation, the system may be conveniently imbedded in any monitor system of common design AMOS operations are manipulations within high-speed storage only. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE