Since its first volume in 1960, Advances in Computers has presented detailed coverage of innovations in hardware and software and in computer theory, design, and applications. It has also provided contributors with a medium in which they can examine their subjects in greater depth and breadth than that allowed by standard journal articles. As a result, many articles have become standard references that continue to be of significant, lasting value despite the rapid growth taking place in the field. Volume 47 contains seven chapters. The first four cover artificial intelligence, which is the use of technology to perform tasks generally assumed to require human thinking. These chapters present natural language processing, visualization, and self-replication as machine implementations of human activities. The remaining three chapters cover other recent advances that are important to the information processing field.


Researchers and graduate students in computer science.

Table of Contents

CONTENTS: B.Z. Manaris, Natural Language Processing: A Human–Computer Interaction Perspective. E.J. Selker, Cognitive Adaptive Computer Help (COACH): A Case Study. J.A. Reggia, H.-H. Chou, and J.D. Lohn, Cellular Automata Models of Self-Replicating Systems. T.R. Nelson, Ultrasound Visualization. B. Goldfedder, Patterns and System Development. S. Paek and S.-F. Chang, High Performance Digital Video Servers: Storage and Retrieval of Compressed Scalable Video. P. Nelson, W. Richmond, and A. Seidman, Software Acquisition: The Custom/Package and Insource/Outsource Dimensions. Author Index. Subject Index.


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