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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  Alps 
  n  :  a  large  mountain  system  in  south-central  Europe;  scenic 
  beauty  and  winter  sports  make  them  a  popular  tourist 
  attraction  [syn:  {Alps},  {the  Alps}] 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  ALPS 
 
    1.  An  early  interpreted  {algebraic  language}  for 
  the  {Bendix  G15}  by  Richard  V.  Andree  of  the  {University  of 
  Oklahoma}.  ALPS  is  said  to  have  preceded  and  influenced 
  development  of  {BASIC}. 
 
  Dale  Peters    reports  that  in  the  summer 
  of  1966  he  attended  the  second  year  of  an  {NSF}-sponsored 
  summer  institute  in  mathematics  and  computing  at  the 
  University  of  Oklahoma.  Richard  Andree  taught  the  computing 
  class  which  mostly  used  the  language  GO-GO  which  was  later 
  renamed  ALPS.  Andree,  Harold  Wiebe  Ralph  Howenstein  and 
  another  grad  student  were  changing  the  language  frequently 
  during  the  class,  which  was  occasionally  a  little 
  disorienting.  Dale  believes  it  was  used  in  the  previous 
  summer  as  well  and  that  it  was  about  this  time  that  Kemeny 
  (one  of  the  designers  of  BASIC)  saw  it  during  a  visit. 
 
  2.  A  parallel  {logic  language}. 
 
  ["Synchronization  and  Scheduling  in  ALPS  Objects", 
  P.  Vishnubhotia  Proc  8th  Intl  Conf  Distrib  Com  Sys,  IEEE 
  1988,  pp  256-264]. 
 
  (1994-11-24) 
 
 




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