Accession Number:

ADA059927

Title:

REL English for the User,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

CALIFORNIA INST OF TECH PASADENA

Report Date:

1978-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

133.0

Abstract:

REL RAPIDLY EXTENSIBLE LANGUAGE SYSTEM is a complete software system designed to facilitate natural and easy interaction between a user unskilled in programming with the computer. It is designed to support work with specialized data bases, and for this purpose it allows the user to manipulate the data bases by introducing changes and extensions in the data bases themselves. It also provides languages for communication which can be modified and extended by the user in facile and natural ways. The architecture of the system is fully described. The principal language in the REL system is REL English, which is the subject of this book. It can generally be characterized as a technical dialect of natural English, with some restrictions on the constructions that can be used, and with some restrictions on colloquial usages. This book is intended as an illustration of the capabilities of REL English. Examples are provided of typical sentences that can be used.

Subject Categories:

  • Information Science
  • Linguistics
  • Computer Programming and Software
  • Computer Hardware

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE