Title: Deriving electrical dependencies from circuit topologies using logic grammar

Authors: Takushi Tanaka

Addresses: Department of Computer Science and Engineering, 3-30-1 Wajiro-Higashi Higashi-ku, Fukuoka 811-0295, Japan

Abstract: In this paper, a new logic grammar for knowledge representation of electronic circuits has been developed. The grammar rules not only define the syntactic structure of electronic circuits, but also allow us to derive the meaning of a given circuit as relationships between its syntactic structure and basic circuit functions. This paper shows how voltage and current dependencies are coded in this new circuit grammar and how these dependencies are derived by parsing circuit topologies.

Keywords: circuit grammar; electrical dependencies; knowledge representation; electronic circuits; logic grammar; reasoning-based systems; voltage dependencies; current dependencies; circuit topologies.

DOI: 10.1504/IJRIS.2011.037738

International Journal of Reasoning-based Intelligent Systems, 2011 Vol.3 No.1, pp.28 - 33

Published online: 26 Dec 2010 *

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