Accession Number:

AD0672206

Title:

TRAMP: A RELATIONAL MEMORY WITH AN ASSOCIATIVE BASE

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.

Corporate Author:

MICHIGAN UNIV ANN ARBOR

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1967-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

93.0

Abstract:

This report describes the theory and implementation of an experimental language called TRAMP, which is a software simulation of a content- addressable memory. The system consists of an associative data structure embedded in an interpretive language, allowing great flexibility and strong recursive power. The system has further been extended with a logical inference capability by superimposing a relational structure over the associative memory. The resulting language has already proved to be extremely powerful in several applications, and can be termed a language for developing question-answering and interactive communication systems. This report discusses the theory and design considerations, details of machine implementation, and details of operation with examples.

Subject Categories:

  • Computer Programming and Software
  • Computer Hardware

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE