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Designing Vlsi Computer Architectures With Knowledge
Author(s): Phillip C. Sheu
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Paper Abstract

One major development that should reach fruition in the near future is a system that integrates design tools and design databases, and to design an entire engineering system based on formal specifications. In this paper we introduce a knowledge engineering framework for designing VLSI computer architectures. This framework introduces three core concepts: knowledge abstraction, object-oriented design, and very high-level design programming. The input to the system is a descriptive specification of the behavior of a computing system. The description is then matched against the existing design knowledge in the knowledge base, where the knowledge is abstracted and organized as classes. If a match can be found, the abstract knowledge is instantiated and can be reused; otherwise the designer has to go one level down decom-posing the system into a set of smaller systems, where a structural description among different modules is specified but only the behavioral specification for each module is given. The process is then repeated until a complete structural description is developed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 11 May 1987
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 0786, Applications of Artificial Intelligence V, (11 May 1987); doi: 10.1117/12.940648
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Phillip C. Sheu, Purdue University (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0786:
Applications of Artificial Intelligence V
John F. Gilmore, Editor(s)

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