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Some Problems of Basic Organization in Problem-Solving Programs, RAND RM-3283-PR 1962. Allen Newell.

Some Problems of Basic Organization in Problem-Solving Programs, RAND RM-3283-PR 1962.

RAND Corp. Air Force Project Rand, December 1962; stapled gray-textured cardstock covers, 8.5x11.
Condition: 61 pages, softbound, blue titling, Very Good+ overall, light crease along bottom cover edge, corporate stamp on top righthand corner of titlepage, toning to margines & spine, binding is tight, pages clean & unmarked.
Price: $75.00
Item no. C06179
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This Memorandum is an interim report on the development of problem-solving computer programs. Several of the organizational problems in constructing a problem-solving program and applying it to actual problems are discussed and analyzed in an effort to detect the sources of the information contained in the program. The study is of interest to programmers & engineers concerned with advanced concepts of machine use and machine organization, and will eventually lead to construction of very sophisticated applied programs, patterned on the game-playing and theorem proving type programs common today.

A presentation based on this study was made at the Conference on Self-Organizing Systems, chicago illinois, May 1962, sponsored by the Information Systems Branch of the Office of Naval Research and the Armour Research Foundation of the Illinois Institute of Technology' (from the Preface)

Includes the Preface, A Summary, Introduction, Storing Dynamic Structures, Organzing Large Processes, Using the Results of Subgoals -- solution by remote control; solution by communication; solution by interpretaion; solution by understanding; Accessing Inhomogeneous Collections of Data, Preserving Past History, Conclusion, References and bibliography.
Linked lists were developed in 1955-56 by Allen Newell, Cliff Shaw and Herbert Simon at RAND Corporation as the primary data structure for their Information Processing Language. IPL was used by the authors to develop several early artificial...'(wikipedia).