New Generation Computing

, Volume 1, Issue 1, pp 3–9 | Cite as

The direction the FGCS Project will take

  • Kazuhiro Fuchi
Leading Article


The nature of Japan’s Fifth Generation Computer Systems Project is discussed. Aimed at the accomplishment of basic research for innovation in future computer technology, the project itself has no commercial objectives. Logic programming is envisioned as the missing link unifying the various fields of computer science and is thus emphasized. Logic is emphasized in the approach to knowledge engineering, as is the need for radically more powerful computer tools for research on artificial intelligence. Logic is also stressed as the key to developing parallel architecture.


Expert System Logic Programming Knowledge Engineering Computer Architecture Parallel Architecture 
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© Ohmsha, Ltd. and Springer 1983

Authors and Affiliations

  • Kazuhiro Fuchi
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute for New Generation Computer TechnologyTokyo

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