Accession Number : AD0681143

Title :   MATHEMATICAL STUDIES FOR SELF-ORGANIZING SYSTEMS.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : PENNSYLVANIA UNIV PHILADELPHIA MOORE SCHOOL OF ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s) : Rubinoff,Morris ; Atlas,Amy L. ; Ingargiola,Giorgio

Report Date : DEC 1968

Pagination or Media Count : 94

Abstract : Probably the most significant contribution to result from this study is the greater insight into the characteristics of an interesting self-organization system and a reasonable specification of the elementary properties of such systems. A second major contribution has been the detailed description of a universal self-organizing system in the form of a vertex-labelled graph; a direct relation has been established between one such graph and the behavioral description of a universal Turing machine. It is important to note that the resulting 'computing graph' was then extended to include the capability of self-reproduction, a far-reaching result in its own right, and particularly significant in that self-reproduction is accomplished through a process of self-organization. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE, ADAPTIVE SYSTEMS), (*LEARNING MACHINES, MATHEMATICAL MODELS), AUTOMATA, COMPUTER LOGIC, FLOW CHARTING, TOPOLOGY, GRAPHICS

Subject Categories : Bionics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE