Accession Number:

ADP003799

Title:

Application of Knowledge Based Programming to Signal Understanding Systems,

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SYSTEMS CONTROL INC (VT) PALO ALTO CA

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Report Date:

1978-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

4.0

Abstract:

The PSI knowledge based programming system is a computer program that acquires high level descriptions of programs and produces efficient implementations of these programs. Simple symbolic computation programs are specified through dialogues that include natural language, input-output pairs, and partial traces. The programs produced are in LISP, but experiments have shown that the system can be extended to produce code in a block structured language such as PASCAL. This paper provides a brief description of the PSI system and discusses its applicability to the task of synthesizing signal understanding systems in time-critical environments. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE