AN ASSOCIATIVE PROCESSING SYSTEM FOR CONVENTIONAL DIGITAL COMPUTERS
MASSACHUSETTS INST OF TECH LEXINGTON LINCOLN LAB
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A user-oriented system having both algebraic and associative processing capabilities is presented in this report. The algebraic capabilities are essentially those of ALGOL. The associative facilities are 1 A language for the expression of associative retrieval requests the associative language. 2 A scheme for the internal representation of a store of associations between items of information an associative information base. 3 Processing routines for associative retrieval requests. The associative language is independent of the structure of the associative information base. In the system presented here, the associative information base is implemented via hash-coding techniques. The associative language is implemented by extending an existing ALGOL system. This report consists of three sections Sec. I describes the high-level programming language for the overall system Sec. II outlines the scheme for representing an associative information base and Sec. III summarizes the processing routines for associative retrieval requests.
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