Accession Number:

ADA043964

Title:

Flexibility and Efficiency in a Computer Program for Designing Circuits.

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.,

Corporate Author:

MASSACHUSETTS INST OF TECH CAMBRIDGE ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE LAB

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1977-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

266.0

Abstract:

This report is concerned with the problem of achieving flexibility additivity, modularity and efficiency performance, expertise simultaneously in one AI program. It deals with the domain of elementary electronic circuit design. The proposed solution is to provide a deduction-driven problem solver with built-in control-structure concepts. This problem solver and its knowledge base in the application areas of design and electronics are described. The program embodying it is being used to explore the solution of some modest problems in circuit design. It is concluded that shallow reasoning about problem-solver plans is necessary for flexibility, and can be implemented with reasonable efficiency. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE