Accession Number:

AD0626819

Title:

INFORMATION SYSTEM THEORY PROJECT. VOLUME I. MEM - THEORY. A MATHEMATICAL METHOD FOR THE DESCRIPTION AND ANALYSIS OF DISCRETE, FINITE INFORMATION SYSTEMS.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.,

Corporate Author:

APPLIED DATA RESEARCH INC PRINCETON N J*

Report Date:

1965-11-01

Pagination or Media Count:

194.0

Abstract:

A discrete information system may be abstractly conceived as a domain of entities characterized as to the following an ensemble of possible states of mutual relation a collection of possible local transformations of system state and coupling possibilities which determine how the system may interact with environments. As between several such systems, relations such as behavioral equivalence and representation may be defined. In respect to computer systems, the most diverse information processing andor exhibiting devices, whether hard or soft or a combination of both, are to be amenable to mem-theoretic treatment. From the point of view of automata theory, mem-theory provides a method for constructing deterministic or non-deterministic finite state automata to explicate some informally-given interesting varieties of complex, discrete behavior. From such treatment, one is to obtain the capacity to describe, contrast and evaluate alternate organizational techniques and to be led to the invention of new ones. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Information Science
  • Linguistics
  • Computer Programming and Software
  • Computer Hardware
  • Cybernetics
  • Bionics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE