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Essays on the History of Computer Science in Russia

D. A. Pospelov, Ya. I. Fet

: Novosibirsk
: Scientific Publishing Center of the Siberian Division of RAS
: 1998
: 664

The book is a collection of various materials concerning the period of origin of computer science in Russia. Papers by leading specialists are included analyzing the ways of development of cybernetic movement in our country, as well as memoirs of the participants of those events, essays on most distinguished scientists and scientific schools, reprintings of some important papers of the 50s and 60s. A series of archive materials is published related to the activities of famous scientists of those days: A. I. Berg, L. V. Kantorovich, A. N. Kolmogorov, A. A. Lyapunov, and others.

The book is intended for scientists and for general readers interested in the history of computer science.

Contents:

Preface
D. A. Pospelov. Development of computer science in Russia

I. EARLY HISTORY OF SOVIET CYBERNETICS

A. A. Lyapunov. On the use of mathematical machines in solving logical problems
Discussion of the lecture by Professor A. A. Lyapunov On the use of mathematical machines in solving logical problems
S. L. Sobolev, A. A. Lyapunov, A. I. Kitov. Essential aspects of cybernetics
Discussion of the article Essential aspects of cybernetics by S. L. Sobolev, A. A. Lyapunov, and A. I. Kitov with the editorial board of the Problems of Philosophy journal
Seminar on cybernetics, November 14, 1955
V. A. Uspensky. Fragments from reminiscences
V. A. Uspensky. Two paragraphs from the article Preamble to the Semiotic Messages
by Andrey Nikolaevich Kolmogorov for the readers of New Literary Review
V. V. Ivanov, M. K. Polivanov, V. A. Uspensky. Theses on cybernetics with comments
A. N. Kolmogorov. Theses on cybernetics
A. N. Kolmogorov. Automata and life (synopsis of a report)
V. M. Glushkov. Some problems of computing and related mathematical problems
Discussion of cybernetics with A. A. Lyapunov, February 17, 1957
Resolution of the Presidium of the USSR Academy of Sciences (draft)
Minutes of the meeting on the establishment of an Institute of Cybernetics within the Physico-Mathematical Division of the USSR Academy of Sciences
A proposal on the establishment of the Institute of Cybernetics of the USSR Academy of Sciences
A. A. Lyapunov. Draft list of areas of research for the Institute of Cybernetics
I. A. Poletaev. Comments on the Draft list of areas of research for the Institute of Cybernetics by A. A. Lyapunov
The structure of the Institute of Cybernetics of the USSR Academy of Sciences
Resolution of the Presidium of USSR Academy of Sciences concerning the establishment of the Institute of Cybernetics
A letter by the Secretary of the Physico-Mathematical Division of the USSR Academy of Sciences to A. A. Lyapunov
R. I. Podlovchenko. A. A. Lyapunovs contribution to cybernetics
N. V. Timofeev-Ressovsky. A word to mathematicians
A. P. Ershov. The teacher
Yu. A. Shreider. A. A. Lyapunov, a leader of cybernetics as a scientific movement
A. I. Fet. Recollections of Alexey Andreevich Lyapunov
I. B. Pogozhev. Lyapunov had a gift to presentiment the future needs of science
G. Sh. Fridman. A few words about Alexey Andreevich
A. I. Berg. A science of unlimited potentialities
M. G. Haase-Rapoport. Openning address at the First Seminar on the History of Cybernetics, December 22, 1983
M. G. Haase-Rapoport. On the formation of cybernetics in the USSR

II. COMPUTER LINGUISTICS

Vyach. Vs. Ivanov. Academician A. I. Berg and the development of structural linguistics and semiotics in the USSR
V. A. Uspensky. The "silver age" of structural, applied, and mathematical linguistics in the USSR and V. Yu. Rosenzweig: how it all began (notes of an eyewitness)
Vyach. Vs. Ivanov. From the past of semiotics, structural linguistics, and poetics
O. S. Kulagina. A. A. Lyapunov and the machine translation
A. K. Zholkovsky. About Melchuk
I. A. Melchuk. How mathematical linguistics was born

III. CYBERNETICAL PROBLEMS OF BIOLOGY

N. V. Timofeev-Ressovsky, A. G. Malenkov. An inheritance waiting for heirs
V. A. Ratner. Alexey Andreevich Lyapunov
V. A. Ratner. Igor Andreevich Poletayev
A. A. Titlyanova. A systemic approach in ecology (the way A. A. Lyapunov did it)
A. M. Molchanov. Limiting factors (according to Poletayev) and the principle of Le Chatelier
V. E. Demidov. Nikolay Alexandrovich Bernstein and biocybernetics

IV. CYBERNETICS IN ECONOMICS

L. V. Kantorovich. My road in science (fragments)
L. V. Kantorovich. The prospect of the development and application of electronic calculating machines
L. V. Kantorovich. Report at the Annual General Meeting of the USSR Academy of Sciences, March 27, 1959
L. T. Petrova. Commentary to the works by L. V. Kantorovich on large-scale programming
V. A. Zalgaller. Recollections of L. V. Kantorovich and of the emotions related to his works on economics
G. P. Akilov. He aimed at invisible targets
I. M. Gelfand. Leonid Kantorovich and a synthesis of two cultures

V. BIOGRAPHICAL MATERIALS

R. I. Podlovchenko. Reflections on the phenomenon of Alexey Andreevich Lyapunov
B. A. Trakhtenbrot. Alexey Andreevich Lyapunov "Computer Pioneer" awards for Russian scientists
M. M. Botvinnik. From the series "Portraits and sketches"
V. A. Uspensky. Andrey Nikolaevich Kolmogorov - the great Russian scientist
L. V. Kantorovich. Autobiography
A. I. Poletaev. "Military cybernetics", or A fragment of the history of a domestic "pseudo-science"
W. M. Tursky. Andrey Petrovich Ershov
S. S. Maschan. The last years of the life of academician A. I. Berg
M. A. Berg. Recollections of my father. Before the war
E. V. Markova. An echo of Gulag in the Academic Board on Cybernetics
Vyach. Vs. Ivanov. From the history of cybernetics in the USSR. An essay on the life and work of M. L. Tsetlin
N. N. Vorontsov. Afterwords to the "Pages of My Life" by M. M. Zavadovsky
A. A. Lyapunov. P. P. Lazarev: in memoriam

VI. SUPPLEMENTS

Cybernetics (an article from the "Concise Dictionary of Philosophy", 1954)
In whose service is cybernetics?
A. N. Kolmogorov. Cybernetics (an article from the "Soviet Encyclopaedia", 1958, Vol. 51)
Vyach. Vs. Ivanov, M. K. Polivanov, V. A. Uspensky. Wiener (an article from the "Soviet Encyclopaedia", 1958, Vol. 51)
A. N. Kolmogorov. Foreword to the translation of the book "Introduction to Cybernetics" by W. R. Ashby
A. N. Kolmogorov. Automata and life (report)