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Issue 6 • June 1991

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  • Lilac: a two-view document editor

    Publication Year: 1991, Page(s):7 - 19
    Cited by:  Papers (9)  |  Patents (10)
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    A description is given of Lilac, an experimental document preparation system designed to provide the best of both the WYSIWYG (what you see is what you get) and the document compiler approaches. It does this by offering both WYSIWYG editing and language-based document description as two views side by side on the screen. The page view is a WYSIWYG editor showing a close approximation to the printed... View full abstract»

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  • A novel algorithm for discrete-event simulation: asynchronous distributed discrete-event simulation algorithm for cyclic circuits using a dataflow network

    Publication Year: 1991, Page(s):21 - 33
    Cited by:  Papers (25)
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    Distributed simulation of circuits in which the process interactions form a cyclic graph is addressed. The method described uses a dataflow network synthesized on the basis of the connectivity of the circuit components. The algorithm, called Yaddes (which stands for yet another asynchronous distributed discrete-event simulation algorithm), computes for each component a quantity time of next event,... View full abstract»

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  • Phi DM-Dialog: an experimental speech-to-speech dialog translation system

    Publication Year: 1991, Page(s):36 - 50
    Cited by:  Papers (16)  |  Patents (58)
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    Phi DM-Dialog, one of the first experimental speech-to-speech systems and the first to demonstrate simultaneous interpretation possibilities, is described. An overview is given of the model behind Phi DM-Dialog. It consists of a memory network for representing various knowledge levels and markers for inferencing. The markers have rich information content. The integration of speech and natural lang... View full abstract»

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  • The literate-programming paradigm

    Publication Year: 1991, Page(s):52 - 61
    Cited by:  Papers (8)
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    Literate programming, a technique for coding software systems that promotes readability and comprehension, is examined in detail. The current literate-programming paradigm is reviewed by looking at two sample literate programs. A critique of literate programming as it is currently used is presented, and methods for enhancing the process are explored. A number of new facilities are proposed, and re... View full abstract»

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  • A classification of transaction processing systems

    Publication Year: 1991, Page(s):63 - 76
    Cited by:  Papers (5)
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    The problems in building a transaction processing system are discussed, and it is shown that the difficulties are a function of specific attributes of the underlying database system. A model of a transaction processing system is presented, and five system dimensions important in classifying transaction processing systems-the process, machine, heterogeneity, data, and site components-are introduced... View full abstract»

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