Application of Optical Computing to Problems with Symbolic Computations
Quarterly rept. no. 4, 15 Jan 1986-31 Jan 1987
BDM CORP MCLEAN VA
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Research efforts identify some critical operations of symbolic computing. Of these operation, two primitives--central to the difference between symbolic and numeric computation--appeared ideally suited for optical implementation because of their parallel structure and local simplicity. These primitive operations are compare-and-exchange found in relational databases and pattern matching in inferencing systems. In this quarter, we proposed optical implementations of the compare-and-exchange operation for relational database applications.
- Electrooptical and Optoelectronic Devices