• Alan Bundy
  • Lincoln Wallen
Part of the Symbolic Computation book series (SYMBOLIC)


Unlike many AI languages SAIL Is compiler (rather than Interpreter) based. Developed on top of ALGOL-60 it is also block structured. SAIL was originally designed with vision and speech understanding systems in mind, and incorporates a fast associative retrieval facility called LEAP.


Artificial Intelligence Data Structure Research Centre Pattern Match Retrieval Process 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.


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Authors and Affiliations

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

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