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Language peer sets for Namer:
United States
United States/1964
Designed 1964
1960s languages
Third generation
Early Cold War
Genus Ad hoc query languages
Specialised Languages
Ad hoc query languages
Erotetic systems
Ad hoc query languages/1964
Interrogatory /1964
Erotetic systems/1964
Ad hoc query languages/United States
Interrogatory /United States
Erotetic systems/United States
Specialised Languages
Specialised Languages/1964
Specialised Languages/us


Graphically oriented data retrieval language  

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Country: United States
Designed 1964
Genus: Ad hoc query languages
Sammet category: Specialised Languages

Simmons and Londe SDC 1964 Visual language for defining relative position

Milestone system that produced english-language sentences to describe relative position of recognised objects


  • Simmons (1964) Simmons, R.F., "Answering English Questions by Computer - A Survey" SDC Report SP-1536 Santa Monica, Calif.; April, 1964
  • Simmons, RF and Londe, D. (1964) Simmons, RF and Londe, D. "Namer: a pattern recognition system for generating sentences about relations between line drawings" Doc. TM-1798, System Development Corp., Santa Monica Calif., Mar. 1964.
  • Londe and Simmons (1965) Londe, D L., and Simmons, R. F. "NAMER, a pattern-recognition system for generating sentences about relations between line drawings" Abstract Online copy Extract: Introduction to Namer Extract: Namer and PLM Extract: Namer and Analogy Extract: Overview of the Namer System Extract: Program Name Extract: Discussion and Conclusions
          in [ACM] (1965) [ACM] Proceedings of the 1965 20th National Conference 1965 , Cleveland, Ohio, United States
  • Simmons, R. F. (1965) Simmons, R. F. "Answering English questions by computer: a survey" p53-70 Abstract DOI Extract: Namer Extract: Namer and PLM
          in [ACM] (1965) [ACM] CACM 8(01) Jan 1965
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