Paper: Communication In Large Distributed AI Systems For Natural Language Processing

ACL ID C96-1008
Title Communication In Large Distributed AI Systems For Natural Language Processing
Venue International Conference on Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 1996
Authors
  • Jan W. Amtrup (University of Hamburg, Hamburg Germany)
  • Jorg Benra (German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence, Saarbrucken Germany)

We. are going to describe the design and implementatior, of a connnuniea- lion system l.or large AI projects, ca- pable of supporting various software components in a heterogeneous hard- ware and programming-language envi- ronment. The system is based on a rood- ification of the channel approach intro- duced by Hoare (1978). It is a three- layered approach with a de facto stan- dard network layer (PVM), core rou- tines, and interfaces to live different pro- gramming languages together with SUl)- port l.or the transparent exchange of complex data types. A special compo- nent takes over: name service functiorrs. It also records the actual configuration of the modules present in the application and the created channels. We describe the integration of this com- munication facility in two versi...