a high-level computer programming language in which statements and data are in the form of lists, enclosed in parentheses; -- used especially for rapid development of prototype programs in artificial intelligence applications .
Lis rocessing. An interpreted programming language, first designed by John McCarthy at MIT. LISP is different from most programming languages in that programs and data structures are equivalent, and recursion is the principal control structure. It is widely used for artificial intelligence programming.
A programming language (LIST Processing) designed specifically to manipulate symbols rather than numeric data. A LISP data element is a list of symbols that may represent any object, including its own list processing functions. [DEC].
An interpretive computer language developed for manipulating symbolic strings of instructions and data. The principal data structure is the list, a finite ordered sequence of symbols. Because the programs themselves are expressed as lists, LISP lends itself to sophisticated recursion, symbol manipulation, and self-modifying code. It is widely used for AI programming.
Lisp stands for lis rocessing and is the second oldest computer language in the world. Being developed in 1959, it lost the title to FORTRAN by only a few months. It is typically interpreted, but compilers are available for some platforms. Attempts were made to standardize the language, and the standard version is called "Common Lisp". There have also been efforts to simplify the language, and the results of these efforts is another language called Scheme. Lisp is a fairly portable language, but is not particularly fast. Today, Lisp is most widely used with AI software.
Lisp is a reflective, functional programming language family with a long history. Originally developed as a practical computation model (in comparison to Alan Turing's), it later became the favored artificial intelligence research language during the field's heyday in the 1970s and 1980s. The language pioneered the use of tree structures, (S-expressions), automatic storage management, interpreters, and functional programming. Today, Lisp languages are used in many fields, from web development to finance , and are also common in computer science education.
List Processing Language -- A high-level computer language invented by Professor John McCarthy in 1961 to support research into computer based logic, logical reasoning, and artificial intelligence. It was the first symbolic (as opposed to numeric) computer processing language.
LISt Processor: A high level, list processing language commonly used in artificial intelligence and computer research. LISP is different from most other programming languages in several ways; a major difference is that recursion is used as a control structure rather than iteration (looping) which is common in most programming languages.
n. Acronym for List Processing. A list-oriented programming language developed in 1959-60 by John McCarthy and used primarily to manipulate lists of data. LISP is heavily used in research and academic circles and is considered the standard language for artificial-intelligence research. See also artificial intelligence. Compare Prolog.
A lisp (O E wlisp, stammering)Concise English Dictionary Wordsworth Editions Ltd. 1994, ISBN 1-85326-328-1 is a speech impediment, historically also known as sigmatism. Stereotypically, people with a lisp are unable to pronounce sibilants (like the sound [s]}}), and replace them with interdentals (like the sound [Î¸]}}), though there are actually several kinds of lisp. "Interdental" lisping is produced when the tip of the tongue protrudes between the front teeth and "dentalised" lisping is produced when the tip of the tongue just touches the front teeth.