AN OBJECT-ORIENTED PROLOG SYSTEM FOR SIMULATION

Award Information
Agency: National Science Foundation
Branch: N/A
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 5293
Amount: $40,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1987
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Quintus Computer Systems Inc
2345 Yale Street, Palo Alto, CA, 94306
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
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Business Contact
 Dr. William A. Kornfeld
Title: Chief Scientist
Phone: () -
Research Institution
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Abstract
ONE OF THE MOST PROMISING NEW KNOWLEDGE REPRESENTATION METHODOLOGIES IS THE "OBJECT-ORIENTED" APPROACH. ONE OF THEWEAK POINTS IN MANY OF THE OBJECT-ORIENTED SYSTEMS PREVIOUSLY STUDIED IS THE LACK OF A SUFFICIENTLY EFFICIENT AND POWERFUL REASONING ENGINE. FOR THIS REASON, THERE HAS BEEN A GOOD DEAL OF INTEREST IN DEVELOPING A PROLOG-BASED OBJECT-ORIENTED PROGRAMMING SYSTEM: PROLOG HAS THE MOST EFFICIENT AND POWERFUL REASONING TECHNOLOGY AVAILABLE TODAY. QUINTUS COMPUTER SYSTEMS PROPOSES TO DEVELOP A SOPHISTICATED OBJECT-ORIENTED PROLOG SYSTEM FOR MODELING, SIMULATION AND PROTOTYPING COMPLEX SYSTEMS. THIS SYSTEM WILL PROVIDE THE BEST OBJECT-ORIENTED TOOLS IN A PROLOG ENVIRONMENT, WHERE THE PROLOG INFERENCE ENGINE IS AVAILABLE NOT JUST FOR REASONING BUT FOR THE DEFINITION OF METHODS TO BE ASSOCIATED WITH OBJECTS. ELEGANT AND EFFICIENT ACCESS TOFOREIGN SOFTWARE WILL BE ADDED TO PROVIDE THE "MULTIPLE PARADIGM" ENVIRONMENT THAT HAS BEEN PROVEN EFFECTIVE FOR FAST MODELING AND PROTOTYPING OF COMPLEX SYSTEMS.

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