Alias: knowledge representation language
  • Alan Bundy
  • Lincoln Wallen
Part of the Symbolic Computation book series (SYMBOLIC)


During the late 1970s, various research workers at Stanford University and Xerox PARC developed a set of INTERLISP programs which embodied many of the ideas of Minsky’s frames <77>, together with facilities for matching structures against each other and for controlling multi-processing. Although “KRL” stood for “Knowledge Representation Language”, the software did not stabilise into a single programming language in the normal sense, and remained as a continually evolving research tool within a small community. KRL has been superceded by LOOPS <131>.


Differential Operator Programming Language Interactive System Knowledge Representation Small Community 
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  1. [Bobrow and Winograd 77]
    Bobrow, D.G. and Winograd, T. An overview of KRL. a knowledge representation language. Cognitive Science 1, 1977.Google Scholar

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1984

Authors and Affiliations

  • Alan Bundy
    • 1
  • Lincoln Wallen
  1. 1.Department of Artificial IntelligenceEdinburgh UniversityEdinburghScotland

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