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csp as database query language
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- Subject: csp as database query language
- From: "Campbell, John" <John.Campbell@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Fri, 14 Mar 2003 10:52:04 -0700
- Thread-index: AcLnsWKUi7oBlej5QXqhyjsDVEPPCgCmJ58g
- Thread-topic: Radical stuff.
The mindset of most people using CSP (or manifestations
of it like OCCAM) is to write programs to *make* something
happen. I've been thinking the last few days that there
might be a useful alternative interpretation.
It seems to me that you could write a CSP description of
a *hypothetical* process that might be at work in a large
data base. You could do a probablistic analysis to see
how many matches you'd expect in a random system, and
test the csp with the real system to see actual matches.