Common architectures for databases and knowledge-based systems

  • I. E. Jelly
  • J. P. Gray
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 611)


Common Architectures research programme is proposed to address performance issues common to both database and KBS technologies. With the goal of harnessing the massive processing power of large distributed-memory parallel machines, the research programme is concentrating on common design strategies, computational models, and abstract architectures applicable to both databases and KBS. The projects within the research programme include: an investigation into frame-based and object-oriented approaches; and the design of a Parallel Logic System. The Parallel Logic System has already been partially implemented on transputer-based parallel hardware, and further implementations are planned on a new generation of transputer-based machines. The Abstract Architecture and computational model, originally defined for the parallel logic system, are also being assessed for their wider applicability within the AI and KBS fields.

Keywords and phrases

computational models data intensive applications knowledge-based systems parallel logic language parallel processing transputers 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • I. E. Jelly
    • 1
  • J. P. Gray
    • 2
  1. 1.School of Computing and Management SciencesSheffield City PolytechnicSheffieldUK
  2. 2.Department of Computer ScienceUniversity of WollongongWollongongAustralia

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