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Alice

Alice, city (2020 pop. 17,891), seat of Jim Wells co., S Tex.; inc. 1910. Long a cow town at a railroad junction, Alice remains a cattle-shipping center. Oil and natural gas are also important to its economy. Manufactures include office equipment and fishing tools. Nearby are a wildlife refuge, the great King Ranch, and several Gulf Coast resorts.
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Alice

dreams of falling down a rabbit-hole and experiencing strange adventures. [Br. Lit.: Lewis Carroll Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland]

Alice

undergoes fantastic adventures, such as dealing with the “real” Queen of Hearts. [Br. Lit.: Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland; Through the Looking Glass]
See: Fantasy

Alice

nibbles a magic cake to become a pygmy. [Br. Lit.: Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland]

Alice

drinking a magic potion, she grows so tall that she fills an entire room. [Br. Lit.: Lewis Carroll Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland]
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Alice

(computer, parallel)
A parallel graph rewriting computer developed by Imperial College, University of Edinburgh and ICL.
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ALICE

(1) (Artificial LInguistic Computer Entity) A chatbot designed by Dr. Richard Wallace. It is an open source program written in Java that can be modified using AIML (AI Markup Language). ALICE was first written in SETL and released in 1995. See AIML and SETL.

(2) (Alice) An open source, object-oriented development environment from Carnegie Mellon University for building 3D animations, games and virtual worlds. Running under Windows, Mac and Linux, it is based on Java and is programmed by dragging and dropping predefined functions into a work area. Designed to teach fundamental concepts to novices, such as the relationship between programming statements and objects, Alice is supported by textbooks, tutorials, lessons and tests. For more information, visit www.alice.org.


Developing in Alice
Alice was designed to make it easy to learn object-oriented programming principles. All program creation is graphics based and programming statements are dragged and dropped in place.
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