Accession Number:

ADA181218

Title:

Application of Optical Computing to Problems with Symbolic Computations

Descriptive Note:

Quarterly rept. no. 4, 15 Jan 1986-31 Jan 1987

Corporate Author:

BDM CORP MCLEAN VA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1987-05-14

Pagination or Media Count:

7.0

Abstract:

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.

Subject Categories:

  • Electrooptical and Optoelectronic Devices

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE