Generic Associative Memory for Information Retrieval

Ben Choi                                            Dik L. Lee

               Dept. of Electrical Engineering             Dept. of Computer & Information Science
The Ohio State University
Columbus Ohio 43210



Abstract. The design of a general purpose associative memory is described. Its applications on Prolog clause indexing and on Relational database search/retrieval operations are explored. This associative memory can perform parallel search for multi-word strings or records, and then retrieve any number of pointers or data. It can be used as a standard RAM for random read/write operations, and as a conventional associative memory for relational search and pattern matching.



Full Paper:

Ben Choi and Dik L. Lee, “Generic Associative Memory for Information Retrieval,” Database Machines: IWDM’89, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Vol. 368, Springer-Verlag, pp. 202-214, 1989.