Computation Structures

Author: Stephen A. Ward,Robert H. Halstead

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262231398

Category: Computers

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Computer Systems Organization -- general.
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The Language Complexity Game

Author: Eric Sven Ristad,Daniel G. Bobrow

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262181471

Category: Computers

Page: 148

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'How can language be both complex and subtle, yet simple and effortless? Eric Ristad's book tackles this deepest of questions with all the power and precision of modern computer science, coming up with the best analysis of human language complexity since Chomsky's famous demonstrations that natural languages cannot be described via simple linear patterns.' -- Robert C. Berwick, MIT 'Eric Ristad's carefully reasoned and penetrating study brings together the theories of language structure and computational complexity in a most productive way, providing much new insight into the nature and use of language.' -- Noam Chomsky, MIT This monograph establishes a conceptually coherent and technically sound framework for the computational study of human language. The fundamental method of this framework is an adversarial game between two players, the first of whom attempts to establish that language is more complex than previously thought, and the second who tries to establish that language is less complex than previously thought. The expected outcome of such a language complexity game is a precise computational theory of language, that is empirically correct in all computationally significant respects. Ristad exemplifies this powerful framework with a far-ranging and detailed investigation of language computations related to anaphora. Artificial Intelligence series
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Foundations of Software Science and Computational Structures

10th International Conference, FOSSACS 2007, Held as Part of the Joint European Conferences on Theory and Practice of Software, ETAPS 2007, Braga, Portugal, March 24-April 1, 2007, Proceedings

Author: Helmut Seidl

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3540713891

Category: Computers

Page: 379

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This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Foundations of Software Science and Computation Structures, FOSSACS 2007, held in Braga, Portugal in March/April 2007. The 25 revised full papers presented together with the abstract of one invited talk cover a broad spectrum on theories and methods to support analysis, synthesis, transformation and verification of programs and software systems.
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Foundations of Software Science and Computational Structures

8th International Conference, FOSSACS 2005, Held as Part of the Joint European Conferences on Theory and Practice of Software, ETAPS 2005

Author: Vladimiro Sassone

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3540253882

Category: Computers

Page: 519

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This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Foundations of Software Science and Computation Structures, FOSSACS 2005, held in Edinburgh, UK in April 2005 as part of ETAPS. The 30 revised full papers presented together with 2 invited papers were carefully reviewed and selected from 108 submissions. The papers are organized in topical sections on rule formats and bisimulation, probabilistic models, algebraic models, games and automata, language analysis, partial order models, logics, coalgebraic modal logics, and computational models.
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Structure and Interpretation of Computer Programs

Author: Harold Abelson

Publisher: Mit Press

ISBN: 9780262011532

Category: Computers

Page: 657

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Structure and Interpretation of Computer Programs has had a dramatic impact on computer science curricula over the past decade. This long-awaited revision contains changes throughout the text. There are new implementations of most of the major programming systems in the book, including the interpreters and compilers, and the authors have incorporated many small changes that reflect their experience teaching the course at MIT since the first edition was published. A new theme has been introduced that emphasizes the central role played by different approaches to dealing with time in computational models: objects with state, concurrent programming, functional programming and lazy evaluation, and nondeterministic programming. There are new example sections on higher-order procedures in graphics and on applications of stream processing in numerical programming, and many new exercises. In addition, all the programs have been reworked to run in any Scheme implementation that adheres to the IEEE standard.
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Introduction to Computation and Programming Using Python

With Application to Understanding Data

Author: John V. Guttag

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 0262529629

Category: Computers

Page: 472

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The new edition of an introductory text that teaches students the art of computational problem solving, covering topics ranging from simple algorithms to information visualization.
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Computational Thinking

Author: Peter J. Denning,Matti Tedre

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 0262536560

Category: Computers

Page: 264

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An introduction to computational thinking that traces a genealogy beginning centuries before the digital computer. A few decades into the digital era, scientists discovered that thinking in terms of computation made possible an entirely new way of organizing scientific investigation; eventually, every field had a computational branch: computational physics, computational biology, computational sociology. More recently, “computational thinking” has become part of the K–12 curriculum. But what is computational thinking? This volume in the MIT Press Essential Knowledge series offers an accessible overview, tracing a genealogy that begins centuries before digital computers and portraying computational thinking as pioneers of computing have described it. The authors explain that computational thinking (CT) is not a set of concepts for programming; it is a way of thinking that is honed through practice: the mental skills for designing computations to do jobs for us, and for explaining and interpreting the world as a complex of information processes. Mathematically trained experts (known as “computers”) who performed complex calculations as teams engaged in CT long before electronic computers. The authors identify six dimensions of today's highly developed CT—methods, machines, computing education, software engineering, computational science, and design—and cover each in a chapter. Along the way, they debunk inflated claims for CT and computation while making clear the power of CT in all its complexity and multiplicity.
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