Vol.10 n°4 april 1985

Vol.10 n°4 april 1985

p.2 Contents

FEATURES

p.100 INTRODUCTION

p.102 CIARClA'S CiRCUIT CELLAR: BUILD THE HOME RUN CONTROL SYSTEM, PART I: INTRODUCTION

Steve returns to the field of home control in this first part of a three-part series.

[author : Steve Ciarcia]

p.113 COPROCESSING IN MODULA-2

This method lets you cooperatively process information by interleaved execution on a single computer.

[author : Colleen Roe Wilson]

p.120 A MILLION-POINT GRAPHICS TABLET

Build a graphics pad for less than $200 using the KoalaPad for input.

[author : James Hawley]

THEMES

p.124 INTRODUCTION

p.126 COMMUNICATION WITH ALIEN INTELLIGENCE

It may not be as difficult as you would think

[author : Marvin Minsky]

p.143 THE QUEST TO UNDERSTAND THINKING

It begins not with complex issues but with the most trivial of processes.

[author : Roger Schank and Larry Hunter]

p.159 THE LISP TUTOR

The system described offers many of the advantages of a human tutor in teaching LISP programming

[author : John R. Anderson and Brian J. Reiser]

p.179 PROUST

W Lewis Johnson and Elliot Soloway

This LISP program automatically debugs the efforts of novice Pascal programmers.

p.193 ARCHITECTURES FOR AI

The right combination of hardware and software is necessary for efficient processing.

[author : Michael F. Deering]

p.209 THE LISP REVOLUTION

The language is no longer limited to a lucky few.

[author : Patrick H. Winston]

p.223 THE CHALLENGE OF OPEN SYSTEMS

Current logic programming methods may be insufficient for developing the intelligent systems of the future.

[author : Carl Hewitt]

p.245 VISION

Technology is still being challenged to create reliable real-time vision systems.

[author : Dana H. Ballard and Christopher M. Brown]

p.265 LEARNING IN PARALLEL NETWORKS

The author presents two theories of how learning could occur in brain-like networks.

[author : Geoffrey E. Hinton]

p.277 CONNECTIONS

Massively parallel computational models may simulate intelligent behavior more closely than models based on sequential machines.

[author : Jerome A. Feldman]

p.286 REVERSE ENGINEERING THE BRAIN

The brain's circuitry can serve as a model for silicon-based designs.

[author : John K. Stevens]

p.303 THE TECHNOLOGY OF EXPERT SYSTEMS

There's more than one way to ransplant expert knowledge to machines.

[author : Robert H. Michaelsen, Donald Michie, and Albert Boulanger]

p.315 INSIDE AN EXPERT SYSTEM

The authors trace the development of a rule-based system from index cards to a Pascal program.

[author : Beverly A. Thompson and William A. Thompson]

REVIEWS

p.334 INTRODUCTION

p.337 REVIEWER'S NOTEBOOK

[author : Glenn Hartwig]

p.338 THE ITT XTRA

An IBM PC-compatible system with telecommunications software.

[author : John D. Unger]

p.345 INSIGHT-A KNOWLEDGE SYSTEM

Software to help you build an expert system and learn about artificial intelligence.

[author : Bruce D'Ambrosio]

p.348 REVIEW FEEDBACK

Readers respond to previous reviews

KERNEL

p.353 INTRODUCTION

p.355 COMPUTING AT CHAOS MANOR: OVER THE MOAT

As construction workers descend on Chaos Manor. Jerry battles the flu to look at more new items.

[author : Jerry Pournelle]

p.373 CHAOS MANOR MAIL

Jerry's readers write. and he replies.

[author : Jerry Pournelle]

p.379 BYTE WEST COAST: LASERS, OFFICE PUBLISHING, AND MORE

Our West Coast editors report on Interleaf's OPS-2000 and TP5-2000 and on FastFinder for the Macintosh.

[author : John Markoff and Phillip Robinson]

p.389 BYTE U.K.: NEW DATABASE IDEAS

I.D.E.A.S. is a commercial database-generator package in which all data items are related by a system of coordinates abstracted from the real world.

[author : Dick Pountain]

p.401 BYTE JAPAN: THE FIFTH GENERATION IN JAPAN

Our Japan correspondent takes note of the International Conference of Fifth Generation Computer Systems, the new Hitachi supercomputer, and software development in the country.

[author : William M. Raike]

p.408 CIRCUIT CELLAR FEEDBACK

Steve answers project-related queries from readers

[author : Steve Ciarcia]

(Nucleus)

p.6 EDITORIAL: GOLFERS AND HACKERS

p.9 MICROBYTES

p.14 LETTERS

p.33 FIXES AND UPDATES

p.39, 440 WHATS NEW

p.48 ASK BYTE

p.58 CLUBS & NEWSLETTERS

p.65 BOOK REVIEWS

p.83 EVENT QUEUE

p.96 WHATS NOT

p.414 BOOKS RECEIVED

p.429 PROGRAMMING INSIGHT

p.493 UNCLASSIFIED ADS

p.494 BYTE's ONGOING MONITOR Box, BOMB RESULTS

p.495 READER SERVICE