Catalogue of Artificial Intelligence Techniques
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Keywords: GOTO, array
Categories: Programming Languages
Author(s): Aloysius Hacker
- it is very efficient for numerical computation (many AI programs rely heavily on number-crunching techniques).
- AI problems tend to be very poorly structured, meaning that control needs to move frequently from one part of a program to another. FORTRAN provides a special mechanism for achieving this, the so-called GOTO statement.
- FORTRAN provides a very efficient data structure, the array, which is particularly useful if, for example, one wishes to process a collection of English sentences each of which has the same length.
- Coan, J.S., Basic FORTRAN
, Hayden Book Co, Indianapolis, 1980.