Accession Number:

ADA001741

Title:

PLANNER Progress Report 1972-1973.

Descriptive Note:

Progress rept. no. 10, Jul 72-Jun 73,

Corporate Author:

MASSACHUSETTS INST OF TECH CAMBRIDGE PROJECT MAC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1973-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

59.0

Abstract:

Knowledge Based Programming is programming in an environment which has substantial knowledge of the semantic domain for which the programs are being written and of the purposes that the programs are supposed to satisfy. Actors are a semantic concept in which no agent is ever allowed to treat another as an object instead a polite request must be extended to accomplish what the agent desires. Using actors the PLANNER Project is constructing a Programming Apprentice to make it easier for expert programmers to do knowledge based programming. In the last year there was conceived and made a preliminary implementation of a modular ACTOR architecture and definitional method that is conceptually based on a single kind of object actors or, if you will, virtual processors, activations, or streams.

Subject Categories:

  • Computer Programming and Software
  • Computer Hardware

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE