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DEACON BREADBOARD SUMMARY
GENERAL ELECTRIC CO SANTA BARBARA CA TEMPO
The DEACON Breadboard is a complete package of computer programs, syntactic and semantic rules, and data for establishing the feasibility of basic techniques for direct English access and control of a digital computer. The acronym DEACON is derived from Direct English Access and Control the Breadboard designation indicates the current experimental state of the system. The body of this report is divided into three parts. First, the general environment of DEACON, the general objectives which give meaning to the DEACON Breadboard, the embodiment of DEACON in program and computer, and the next steps beyond the Breadboard are discussed. Second, the most significant technical advance offered in DEACON-the use of semantic transformations of data in direct correspondence with syntactic manipulations-is discussed. Third, the organization of the Breadboards program structure how it does the job is outlined. The appendix contains a listing of the current rules of grammar and a tabulation of the data base.
See also AD608344. DOI: 10.21236/AD0612167
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