• 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.




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Authors and Affiliations

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

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