11 May 1987 A Comparative Study : Microprogrammed Vs Risc Architectures For Symbolic Processing
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It is oftenclaimed that conventional computers are not well suited for human-like tasks : Vision (Image Processing), Intelligence (Symbolic Processing) ... In the particular case of Artificial Intelligence, dynamic type-checking is one example of basic task that must be improved. The solution implemented in most Lisp work-stations consists in a microprogrammed architecture with a tagged memory. Another way to gain efficiency is to design a well suited instruction set for symbolic processing, which reduces the semantic gap between the high level language and the machine code. In this framework, the RISC concept provides a convenient approach to study new architectures for symbolic processing. This paper compares both approaches and describes our projectof designing a compact symbolic processor for Artificial Intelligence applications.
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J. C. Heudin, J. C. Heudin, C. Metivier, C. Metivier, D. Demigny, D. Demigny, T. Maurin, T. Maurin, B. Zavidovique, B. Zavidovique, F. Devos, F. Devos, } "A Comparative Study : Microprogrammed Vs Risc Architectures For Symbolic Processing", Proc. SPIE 0786, Applications of Artificial Intelligence V, (11 May 1987); doi: 10.1117/12.940670; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.940670

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