Accession Number:

ADA037843

Title:

Production Systems as a Programming Language for Artificial Intelligence Applications. Volume I.

Descriptive Note:

Interim rept.,

Corporate Author:

CARNEGIE-MELLON UNIV PITTSBURGH PA DEPT OF COMPUTER SCIENCE

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1976-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

153.0

Abstract:

This thesis develops a system architecture for artificial intelligence AI, called production systems PSs. Each production is a simple condition-action rule, with conditions stated on a global Working Memory and actions consisting primarily of simple modifications to that memory. Actions can also consist of forming new productions. PSs have been applied to a limited extent in computer science and to a somewhat larger extent to specialized studies in AI. Evaluations of PSs as a programming language are made according to the traits practical feasibility, style, degree of theory-boundness, power and overhead of expression, productivity, efficiency, architectural flexibility, and level. PSs are found to be effective and advantageous for the programming constructs typical of AI systems.

Subject Categories:

  • Computer Programming and Software
  • Computer Hardware
  • Bionics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE