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Issue 8 • Aug. 1992

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  • Parallel programming using shared objects and broadcasting

    Publication Year: 1992, Page(s):10 - 19
    Cited by:  Papers (25)  |  Patents (2)
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    The two major design approaches taken to build distributed and parallel computer systems, multiprocessing and multicomputing, are discussed. A model that combines the best properties of both multiprocessor and multicomputer systems, easy-to-build hardware, and a conceptually simple programming model is presented. Using this model, a programmer defines and invokes operations on shared objects, the ... View full abstract»

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  • Model-based visual feedback control for a hand-eye coordinated robotic system

    Publication Year: 1992, Page(s):21 - 31
    Cited by:  Papers (22)  |  Patents (6)
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    The integration of a single camera into a robotic system to control the relative position and orientation between the robot's end-effector and a moving part in real time is discussed. Only monocular vision techniques are considered because of current limitations in the speed of computer vision analysis. The approach uses geometric models of both the part and the camera, as well as the extracted im... View full abstract»

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  • Architectural support for goal management in flat concurrent Prolog

    Publication Year: 1992, Page(s):34 - 47
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    A special-purpose architectural support that reduces the goal-management execution time in flat concurrent Prolog (FCP) is described. The architectural support consists of a dedicated goal-management unit that executes high-level goal-management operations concurrently with goal-reduction operations. The efficient execution of goal-management instructions is realized using a goal cache that stores... View full abstract»

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  • Flexible text display with Lector

    Publication Year: 1992, Page(s):49 - 60
    Cited by:  Papers (3)
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    Lector, an X11 application for flexible text interaction, is described. Lector was originally devised as a simple, rapid formatter for the display of online text databases. It was then discovered that Lector exhibited useful capabilities for a wide range of text applications. The ways in which Lector distinguishes between content and tags in descriptively marked-up text and achieves flexible inter... View full abstract»

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  • Demonstrational interfaces: A step beyond direct manipulation

    Publication Year: 1992, Page(s):61 - 73
    Cited by:  Papers (17)  |  Patents (1)
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    Demonstrational interfaces, interfaces that let the user perform actions on concrete example objects while constructing an abstract program, thus letting the user create parameterized procedures and objects without learning a programming language, are discussed. The motivations for and problems associated with demonstrational interfaces are presented. A survey of the various types of interfaces is... View full abstract»

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