Accession Number : ADP003799

Title :   Application of Knowledge Based Programming to Signal Understanding Systems,

Corporate Author : SYSTEMS CONTROL INC (VT) PALO ALTO CA

Personal Author(s) : Green,C. ; McCune,B. P.

Report Date : DEC 1978

Pagination or Media Count : 4

Abstract : The PSI knowledge based programming system is a computer program that acquires high level descriptions of programs and produces efficient implementations of these programs. Simple symbolic computation programs are specified through dialogues that include natural language, input-output pairs, and partial traces. The programs produced are in LISP, but experiments have shown that the system can be extended to produce code in a block structured language such as PASCAL. This paper provides a brief description of the PSI system and discusses its applicability to the task of synthesizing signal understanding systems in time-critical environments. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Computer programs, Signal processing, Data processing, Acoustic data, Symbolic programming, Computations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE