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Writing Programs Using Ordinary Language

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"Regular expressions"

A new algorithm can automatically convert natural-language specifications into "regular expressions"special-purpose combinations of symbols that allow very flexible searches of digital files.

Credit: Christine Daniloff

In a pair of recent papers, researchers at MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory have demonstrated that, for a few specific tasks, it's possible to write computer programs using ordinary language rather than special-purpose programming languages.

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