Towards an intelligent database system founded on
the SP theory of computing and cognition
This paper shows how the SP system can serve as an intelligent database
system that can emulate existing models (relational, network and hierarchical)
and has advantages compared with those models. The SP model may provide the
foundation for data processing applications in much the same way as the
relational database model, but it can do with greater simplicity and more
'intelligence' than the relational model.
Data & Knowledge Engineering 60, 596-624,
2007. PDF (1.3 MB). See also
Databases and information retrieval.
Towards a new concept of software
Software Engineering Journal 9(1), 27-38, 1994.
Postscript, Compressed Postscript,
(some diagrams may be too wide for printing).
Discusses the proposition that 'well structured' software may be seen
as a compressed representation of its inputs and its outputs
and the proposition that the execution of software may
also be understood in terms of information compression. Examples
of function induction and the execution of functions are
given from the SP6 model.
The management of risk in system development:
and the 'New Spiral Model'
Journal 4(3), 134-142, 1989.
Two of the figures have been awkward to include in Postscript. If you would like the figures,
please contact me with your postal address and I will send hard copy. PDF,
Postscript, Compressed Postscript.