Experimenting with computing
Beynon, Meurig and Russ, Steve. (2008) Experimenting with computing. Journal of Applied Logic, Vol.6 (No.4). pp. 476-489. ISSN 15708683Full text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jal.2008.09.008
We distinguish two kinds of experimental activity: post-theory and exploratory. Post-theory experiment enjoys computer support that is well-aligned to the classical theory of computation. Exploratory experiment, in contrast, arguably demands a broader conception of computing. Empirical Modelling (EM) is proposed as a more appropriate conceptual framework in which to provide computational support for exploratory experiment. In the process, it promises to provide integrated computational support for both exploratory and post-theory experiment. We first sketch the motivation for EM and illustrate its potential for supporting experimentation, then briefly highlight the semantic challenge it poses and the philosophical implications.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||Q Science > Q Science (General)
Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA76 Electronic computers. Computer science. Computer software
|Divisions:||Faculty of Science > Computer Science|
|Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH):||Science -- Experiments -- Computer simulation, Science -- Experiments -- Data processing, Computer science -- Experiments, Computer programs -- Scientific applications, Empiricism|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Journal of Applied Logic|
|Page Range:||pp. 476-489|
|Access rights to Published version:||Restricted or Subscription Access|
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