Robert L. Ashenhurst
With the severe crisis in computing behind us, the field is beginning to shed its preoccupation with its internal affairs. The representation of computing research to the public and to policy makers, was a major issue at Snowbird …
David Gries, Terry M. Walker, Paul Young
Members of Digital Equipment Corporation's team of expert system experts reflect and recount a decade's worth of lessons learned in designing, and building a core of configuration systems
Virginia E. Barker, Dennis E. O'Connor, Judith Bachant, Elliot Soloway
The issue of effective use of resources committed to data integrity maintenance is addressed via a heuristic which uses parameter estimates that are iteratively refined to partition available resources among multiple data sets …
Donald P. Ballou, Giri Kumar. Tayi
Using the idea of Entity-Life Modeling for task decomposition, the design of a prototypical elevator control system is explored and compared to an earlier JSD solution.
Based on the sieve of Eratosthenes, a faster and more compact algorithm is presented for finding all primes between 2 and N.
An experiment is designed to investigate the relationship between system structure and maintainability. An old, ill-structured system is improved in two sequential stages, yielding three system versions for the study. The primary …
Virginia R. Gibson, James A. Senn
Two parallel thinning algorithms are presented and evaluated in this article. The two algorithms use two-subiteration approaches: (1) alternatively deleting north and east and then south and west boundary pixels and (2) alternately …
Zicheng Guo, Richard W. Hall
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