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Computer languages for heuristic processes

The applicability of computers to many problem-solving situations—chess playing, mathematical proofs, music composition, etc.—has been demonstrated. We wish to explore further heuristic processes suggested by human problem-solving activity. One step toward this goal has been the design of a system named ROVER. ROVER refers both to the simulated computer and the information processing language it uses.

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