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Issue 1 • Date Feb. 1993

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  • Teaching computers to talk right

    Publication Year: 1993, Page(s):12 - 14
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    The author discusses the use of default hierarchies to allow for the rules and exceptions in pronouncing English words and names correctly. She explains a default hierarchy of rules as a system of knowledge representation that combines the advantages of expert systems and neural networks. Their architecture and training are described.<> View full abstract»

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  • Occam channels and Kernel Linda

    Publication Year: 1993, Page(s):15 - 17
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    Occam and Kernel Linda, a modified version of Linda, are compared as tools for parallel processing. Kernel Linda is a set of commands devised to supplement an existing language to provide parallel programming ability. Occam is used extensively to implement language to provide similar ability. Their applications in industry are indicated.<> View full abstract»

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  • Semiconductor quantum devices

    Publication Year: 1993, Page(s):18 - 23
    Cited by:  Papers (1)  |  Patents (1)
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    The operation of devices with small enough dimensions for electrons to exhibit wavelike behavior is explained. Two types of device are examined: vertical quantum devices, which include the resonant tunneling structure and the single-electron transistor, and lateral, which include the quantum interference transistor and the spin precession device. The advantages and drawbacks of the two types are i... View full abstract»

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  • Design issues in real-time

    Publication Year: 1993, Page(s):24 - 26
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    The meaning of 'real-time system' is defined, and two types are identified: soft real-time systems, for which performance is degraded but not destroyed by failure to meet response time constraints, and hard real-time systems, for which failure to meet response time constraints leads to system failure. The concepts of events and determinism are examined.<> View full abstract»

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  • The electric car

    Publication Year: 1993, Page(s):28 - 32
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    The history of the electric automobile is presented. Its capabilities and use over the years, beginning in 1895, are examined. Its emergence as a competitor to the gasoline powered vehicle from 1980 to the present is discussed.<> View full abstract»

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  • Reverend Bayes' useful contribution

    Publication Year: 1993, Page(s):41 - 42
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    Bayes' theorem is derived, and the often counterintuitive results that it gives are examined. This is illustrated by an application to drug testing.<> View full abstract»

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