TRAMP: A RELATIONAL MEMORY WITH AN ASSOCIATIVE BASE
MICHIGAN UNIV ANN ARBOR
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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.
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