Publication - Distributed Interpretation: A Model and an Experiment

Authors: Lesser, V.R.; Erman, L.D
Title: Distributed Interpretation: A Model and an Experiment
Abstract: The range of application areas to which distributed processing has been applied effectively is limited. In order to extend this range, new models for organizing distributed systems must be developed. We present a new model in which the distributed system is able to function effectively even though processing nodes have inconsistent and incomplete views of the databases necessary for their computations. This model differs from conventional approaches in its emphasis on dealing with distribution-caused uncertainty and errors in control, data, and algorithm as an integral part of the network problem-solving process. We will show how this new model can be applied to the problem of distributed interpretation. Experimental results with an actual interpretation system support these ideas.
Keywords: Communication
Publication: IEEE Transactions on Computers Special Issue on Distributed Processing, Vol: C-29, Num: 12, pp. 1144 - 1163
Publisher: IEEE Press
Date: December 1980
Sources: PDF: /Documents/lesser/LesserIEEE1980.pdf
Notes: Other index terms: Cooperative problem solving, distributed interpretation, distributed processing, knowledge-based interpretation systems.
Reference: Lesser, V.R.; Erman, L.D. Distributed Interpretation: A Model and an Experiment. IEEE Transactions on Computers Special Issue on Distributed Processing, Volume C-29, Number 12, IEEE Press, pp. 1144-1163. December 1980. Other index terms: Cooperative problem solving, distributed interpretation, distributed processing, knowledge-based interpretation systems.
bibtex:
@article{Lesser-224,
  author    = "V.R. Lesser and L.D Erman",
  title     = "{Distributed Interpretation: A Model and an
               Experiment}",
  journal   = "IEEE Transactions on Computers  Special Issue on
               Distributed Processing",
  volume    = "C-29",
  number    = "12",
  publisher = "IEEE Press",
  pages     = "1144-1163",
  month     = "December",
  year      = "1980",
  url       = "http://mas.cs.umass.edu/paper/224",
}