Accession Number : AD0644869

Title :   SOVIET CYBERNETICS TECHNOLOGY: VIII. REPORT ON THE ALGORITHMIC LANGUAGE ALGEC (FINAL VERSION).

Corporate Author : RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CALIF

Report Date : DEC 1966

Pagination or Media Count : 149

Abstract : A translation of the final version of the new Soviet Algorithmic Language for Economics Problems (ALGEC), a general-purpose computer programming language that can use both Latin and Cyrillic alphabets and either Russian or English reserved words. Based on ALGOL 60 and SUBSET ALGOL 60, ALGEC has been modified to permit the handling of tables, records indexes, etc., and documents of complex format and variable length; and to provide a means of selecting and processing individual items from such documents and from nonnumerical textual matter. Ideas and input-output procedures were taken from COBOL-61. The Memorandum includes a translation of M. Korolev's article on the development of ALGEC; a brief biographical note on the Russian authors and editor; a Russian-English glossary of ALGEC terminology; and an English-Russian glossary included in an index to definitions of terms and syntactic units. A bibliography of RAND publications on Soviet cybernetics and computer technology is appended.

Descriptors :   (*PROGRAMMING LANGUAGES, ECONOMICS), (*ALGORITHMS, PROGRAMMING LANGUAGES), CYBERNETICS, USSR, COMPUTATIONAL LINGUISTICS, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, LANGUAGE, LINGUISTICS, RUSSIAN LANGUAGE, ENGLISH LANGUAGE

Subject Categories : Economics and Cost Analysis
      Linguistics
      Computer Programming and Software
      Bionics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE