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IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering

Issue 12 • Date Dec 1988

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  • Dataflow computing models, languages, and machines for intelligence computations

    Publication Year: 1988, Page(s):1805 - 1828
    Cited by:  Papers (15)
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    The authors compare dataflow computing models, languages, and dataflow computing machines for numerical and nonnumerical computations. The high-level-language-graph transformations that must be performed to achieve high performance for numerical and nonnumerical programs executed in a dataflow computing environment are described for Lisp, using the DCBL transformations. Some general problems of da... View full abstract»

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  • Design of knowledge-based systems with a knowledge-based assistant

    Publication Year: 1988, Page(s):1771 - 1791
    Cited by:  Papers (6)
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    The authors propose a model for an intelligent assistant to aid in building knowledge-based systems (KBSs) and discuss a preliminary implementation. The assistant participates in KBS construction, including acquisition of an initial model of a problem domain, acquisition of control and task-specific inference knowledge, testing and validation, and long-term maintenance of encoded knowledge. The au... View full abstract»

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  • A hierarchical knowledge based system for airplane classification

    Publication Year: 1988, Page(s):1829 - 1834
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    Airplane classification is used as an application domain to illustrate how hierarchical reasoning on large knowledge bases can be implemented. The knowledge base is organized as a two-dimensional hierarchy: one dimension corresponds to the levels of complexity often seen in computer vision, and the other dimension corresponds to the complexity of hypothesis used in the reasoning process. Reasoning... View full abstract»

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  • PARLOG and its applications

    Publication Year: 1988, Page(s):1792 - 1804
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    The key concepts of the parallel logic programming language PARLOG are introduced by comparing the language with Prolog. Some familiarity with Prolog and with the concepts of logic programming is assumed. Two major application areas of PARLOG, systems programming and object-oriented programming, are illustrated. Other applications are briefly surveyed View full abstract»

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  • Learning from examples: generation and evaluation of decision trees for software resource analysis

    Publication Year: 1988, Page(s):1743 - 1757
    Cited by:  Papers (121)  |  Patents (1)
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    A general solution method for the automatic generation of decision (or classification) trees is investigated. The approach is to provide insights through in-depth empirical characterization and evaluation of decision trees for one problem domain, specifically, that of software resource data analysis. The purpose of the decision trees is to identify classes of objects (software modules) that had hi... View full abstract»

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  • ABE: an environment for engineering intelligent systems

    Publication Year: 1988, Page(s):1758 - 1770
    Cited by:  Papers (14)  |  Patents (3)
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    The ABE multilevel architecture for developing intelligent systems addresses the key problems of intelligent systems engineering: large-scale applications and the reuse and integration of software components. ABE defines a virtual machine for module-oriented programming and a cooperative operating system that provides access to the capabilities of that virtual machine. On top of the virtual machin... View full abstract»

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The IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering is interested in well-defined theoretical results and empirical studies that have potential impact on the construction, analysis, or management of software. The scope of this Transactions ranges from the mechanisms through the development of principles to the application of those principles to specific environments. Specific topic areas include: a) development and maintenance methods and models, e.g., techniques and principles for the specification, design, and implementation of software systems, including notations and process models; b) assessment methods, e.g., software tests and validation, reliability models, test and diagnosis procedures, software redundancy and design for error control, and the measurements and evaluation of various aspects of the process and product; c) software project management, e.g., productivity factors, cost models, schedule and organizational issues, standards; d) tools and environments, e.g., specific tools, integrated tool environments including the associated architectures, databases, and parallel and distributed processing issues; e) system issues, e.g., hardware-software trade-off; and f) state-of-the-art surveys that provide a synthesis and comprehensive review of the historical development of one particular area of interest.

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