Accession Number : ADA132326

Title :   Issues in the Design and Implementation of Act2.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : MASSACHUSETTS INST OF TECH CAMBRIDGE ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE LAB

Personal Author(s) : Theriault,Daniel G

PDF Url : ADA132326

Report Date : Jun 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 216

Abstract : Act2 is highly concurrent programming language designed to exploit the processing power available from parallel computer architectures. The language supports advanced concepts in software engineering, providing high-level constructs suitable for implementing artificially-intelligent applications. Act2 is based on the Actor model for computation, consisting of virtual computational agents which communicate by message-passing. Act2 serves as a framework in which to integrate an actor language, a description and reasoning system, and a problem-solving and resource management system. This document describes issuess in Act2's design and the implementation of an interpreter for the language.

Descriptors :   *High level languages, Computer architecture, Syntax, Semantics, Message processing, Computer programs, Systems engineering, Artificial intelligence, Strategy

Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software
      Computer Hardware

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE