Accession Number : AD0683770

Title :   SOVIET CYBERNETICS: RECENT NEWS ITEMS, VOLUME 3, NUMBER 1, 1969,

Corporate Author : RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CALIF

Personal Author(s) : McDonald,Dorothy ; Holland,Wade B.

Report Date : JAN 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 75

Abstract : The January 1969 SC:RNI, the first issue to appear in the RM series, features an article by Minsk Factory director V. Gol'dberg suggesting that Soviet computer producers be made responsible for the introduction, installation, servicing, and basic software of their products (at present, systems are often shipped unassembled). Another article discusses requirements for high-level compiler languages for engineering problems. Although 60 new journals have been added since 1966 and older ones enlarged, the backlog of unpublished results grows and lead time after submission averages 18 months. Academy natural-science journals will give at least one-fourth of their space to brief communications and annotations of reports that are not printed but deposited for request copying; institutes are urged to give authors editorial help and to distribute reprints. Also included: specifications for process control computers that are not met by present Soviet equipment; a cutaway view of the Soyuz-3 spacecraft; Georgian research on voice recognition; Armenian development of pneumonic (airjet) controls; demographic forecasting in the Ukraine; biographical sketch of radio scientist V. A. Kotel'nikov. The Academy of Sciences has translated into Russian the latest edition of the manual for the Norweigan simulation language, SIMULA. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*COMPUTERS, USSR), CYBERNETICS, DIGITAL COMPUTERS, PROGRAMMING LANGUAGES, PERIODICALS, FLUIDICS, POPULATION, CONTROL SYSTEMS, INFORMATION RETRIEVAL, SPEECH RECOGNITION

Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software
      Computer Hardware

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE