New Generation Knowledge Processing. Volume 2.
Final rept Dec 83-Jan 87,
SYRACUSE UNIV NY
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The main goal of this project was to design a high-level programming system which we have named SUPER, an acronym for Syracuse University Parallel Expression Reducer with two parts a language which would combine the functional as in LISP, SASL, or ML with the relational as in PROLOG programming concepts into a single new paradigm and a machine which would execute programs written in the language, using reduction and a multiprocessor architecture. The SUPER language is an extension of the basic lambda-calculus which we call lambda plus. It is formally a collection of expressions together with some rules and definitions which give them meaning and make it possible to de deductive reasoning and computation with them. The expressions of the SUPER language fall into three main syntactic categories atoms, abstractions, and combinations.
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