Accession Number:

AD0742755

Title:

A New Approach to Programming Man Interfaces

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1972-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

34.0

Abstract:

The report discusses the application of recent developments in web languages and machine learning of heuristics to problems in programming a flexible interface mechanism between a user and an application program. This report considers an adaptive communicator interposed between an application program and a set of inputoutput devices. The report concludes that a labeled directed graph, or web, is an appropriate data-base organization for man-machine interaction, web grammars, in the form of pattern-replacement rules, can be used to manipulate that data base, and pattern-replacement rules can be viewed as heuristics suitable for machine learning.

Subject Categories:

  • Computer Programming and Software
  • Computer Hardware
  • Bionics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE