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Specialized Hardware for Production Systems

Stolfo, Salvatore; Shaw, David Elliot

One of the least explored areas which we are investigating as part of our research on Parallel Architectures and VLSI Systems is the design and analysis of machine architectures specially adapted to the highly efficient implementation of Production Systems (PS) (Davis 1976, Newell 1973, Rychener 1976). Several relatively effective Artificial Intelligence (AI) programs have been written recently demonstrating the suitability of rule-based representations for many applications requiring extensive domain expertise, for example (Davis 1976) and (Buchanan 1969). A has been reported by several researchers, rule-based systems offer an appropriate formalism for acquiring information from human experts, and at the same time are easily implemented and readily modifiable and extendable. It seems only reasonable then that special purpose hardware for the efficient implementation of PSs would be of particular importance for the next generation of AI systems.


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Computer Science
Department of Computer Science, Columbia University
Columbia University Computer Science Technical Reports, CUCS-016-81
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October 18, 2011