Paper: Semantic Network Array Processor As A Massively Parallel Computing Platform For High Performance And Large-Scale Natural Language Processing

ACL ID C92-2121
Title Semantic Network Array Processor As A Massively Parallel Computing Platform For High Performance And Large-Scale Natural Language Processing
Venue International Conference on Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 1992
Authors

This paper demonstrates the utility of the Semantic Network Array Processor (SNAP) as a massively parallel platform for high performance and large-scale nat- ural language processing systems. SNAP is an experimental massively parallel ma- chine which is dedicated to, but not lim- ited to, the natural language processing us- hag semantic networks. In designing the SNAP, we have investigated various natu- ral language processing systems and the- ories to determine the scope of the hard- ware support and a set of micro-coded instructions to be provided. As a re- suit, SNAP employs an extended marker- passing model and a dynamically modi- fiable network model. A set of primi- tive instructions is micro-coded to directly support a parallel marker-passing, bit- operations, numeric operations, ne...