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  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
  The  first  string-handling  and  {pattern-matching}  language, 
  designed  in  1957-8  for  applications  in  {natural  language} 
  translation.  The  user  has  a  workspace  organised  into  shelves. 
  Strings  are  made  of  constituents  (words),  accessed  by 
  {subscript}.  A  program  is  a  set  of  rules  each  of  which  has  a 
  pattern,  a  replacement  and  goto  another  rule 
  ["COMIT  Programmer's  Reference  Manual",  V.H.  Yngve  MIT  Press 
  [Sammet  1969,  pp  416-436].