This volume contains the proceedings of an internationalworkshop on parallelism in inference systems held in Germanyin December 1990. The topicof the workshop is still ratheryoung and several papers in the book are overview articlesintended to provide a first orientation toward some of themore intensively investigated subtopics.The main part of the book is a compilation of researchpapers on parallelization in special domains ofinferencesuch as rewriting, automatic reasoning, logic programming,andconnectionist inference. Appended to the book is acollection of short project summaries received in responseto a worldwide email call.The book is intended primarily for researchers working oninference systems who are interested in parallelizing theirsystems.
Potentiality of parallelism in logic.- Parallel theorem provers An overview.- Parallel unification: Theory and implementations.- Connectionist inference systems.- Implementing parallel rewriting.- Experiments with Roo, a parallel automated deduction system.- A process algebra over the Herbrand Universe: Application to parallelism in automated deduction.- Using the Reform inference system for parallel Prolog.- Random competition: A simple, but efficient method for parallelizing inference systems.- Parallel and efficient implementation of the compartmentalized connection graph proof procedure: Resolution to unification.- Constraint satisfaction via partially parallel propagation steps.- A parallel theorem prover with heuristic work distribution.- Non-WAM models of logic programming and their support by novel parallel hardware.- The adam abstract dataflow machine.- Parallel computation model for parallel prolog.- Application of connectionist models to fuzzy inference systems.- CHCL - A connectionist inference system.- Project Summaries.
Series: Lecture Notes in Physics
Number Of Pages: 378
Published: 22nd April 1992
Publisher: Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg Gmbh & Co. Kg
Country of Publication: DE
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6
Weight (kg): 0.54