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authors Kant, Elaine and Newell, Allen
year 1983
title An Automatic Algorithm Designer : An Initial Implementation
source Design Research Center, CMU, May, 1983. 10 p. includes bibliography
summary This paper outlines a specification for an algorithm-design system (based on previous work involving protocol analysis) and describes an implementation of the specification that is a combination frame and production system. In the implementation, design occurs in two problem spaces: one about algorithms and one about the task domain. The partially worked out algorithms are represented as configurations of data-flow components. A small number of general purpose operators construct and modify the representations. These operators are adapted to different situations by instantiation and means-ends analysis rules. The data-flow space also includes symbolic and test-case execution rules that drive the component-refinement process by exposing both problems and opportunities. A domain space about geometric images supports test-case execution, domain-specific problem solving, recognition and discovery
keywords algorithms, design, systems, synthesis, automation, protocol analysis, frames, discovery, problem solving
series CADline
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