From Semantics to Computer Science

From Semantics to Computer Science

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Edited by Yves Bertot, Gérard Huet, Jean-Jacques Lévy, Gordon Plotkin
Cambridge University Press, 24/09/2009
EAN 9780521518253, ISBN10: 0521518253

Hardcover, 594 pages, 24.8 x 18 x 3.2 cm

Gilles Kahn was one of the most influential figures in the development of computer science and information technology, not only in Europe but throughout the world. This volume of articles by several leading computer scientists serves as a fitting memorial to Kahn's achievements and reflects the broad range of subjects to which he contributed through his scientific research and his work at INRIA, the French National Institute for Research in Computer Science and Control. The authors also reflect upon the future of computing: how it will develop as a subject in itself and how it will affect other disciplines, from biology and medical informatics, to web and networks in general. Its breadth of coverage, topicality, originality and depth of contribution, make this book a stimulating read for all those interested in the future development of information technology.