Some reflections on AI programming (coffee break history)

LISP and AI programming Lisp was conceived of as a language for symbolic computation and became the main “AI” language, especially for expert systems, NLP and other types of Pattern Directed Inference Systems. AI, at the time when the first LISP was implemented (John McCarthy 1960), was very different from the AI that is in… Read More Some reflections on AI programming (coffee break history)

The Parallel Rendering of Webpages

This presentation describes the hardware and software environment for experimenting with the Parallel Rendering of Webpages. The hardware consists of a cluster of Single Board Computers (SBCs) which run a number of application servers that previously ran in the cloud (RHC and Pythonanywhere). Each application server was associated with a single application which was either… Read More The Parallel Rendering of Webpages

Parallella LISP – the runtime environment

This series of blog posts describes the Parrallella-LISP source code and how to build applications requiring a combination of symbolic and numeric computation. To this end, two example applications will also be blogged about. The first application represents the meaning of documents with vector semantics and the second, extracts contours from binary images. If you… Read More Parallella LISP – the runtime environment

Dictionaries

Image via Wikipedia All of the dictionaries listed below are based on Wordnet and available for free. They are a good place to start if you want to learn about the semantic relationships that exist between words. Wordnet VisualWn Artha WordWeb If your not sure how Wordnet differs from a conventional dictionary then do not… Read More Dictionaries

POPLOG – teaching, research, and development

POPLOG is an integrated toolkit providing a highly extendable collection of languages and tools suitable for absolute beginners, advanced researchers and system programmers. POPLOG’s core language is POP-11, which was developed by Robin Popplestone,  a pioneer in the fields of machine intelligence and robotics. Thus, when the British government created the Alvey Programme as a… Read More POPLOG – teaching, research, and development

The dog that finally barked – an English dimension to the country’s institutions of government

There is growing evidence that the English are dissatisfied with current arrangements for the territorial government of the UK in general, and England in particular. Why should this be so? Part of the problem is to do with maintaining the continuity of the Ancient and Geographic Counties and their affiliations. As an example, consider the… Read More The dog that finally barked – an English dimension to the country’s institutions of government