Alice


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Alice,

city (1990 pop. 19,788), 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 RanchKing Ranch,
c.1,000,000 acres (404,700 hectares), S Tex., SW of Corpus Christi with headquarters at Kingsville, Tex.; one of the largest ranches in the world. It has several divisions, of which the best known is Santa Gertrudis, the "home" ranch.
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, and several Gulf Coast resorts.

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]

Alice

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

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.
References in classic literature ?
There was nothing else to do, so Alice soon began talking again.
Alice was not a bit hurt, and she jumped up on to her feet in a moment: she looked up, but it was all dark overhead; before her was another long passage, and the White Rabbit was still in sight, hurrying down it.
There were doors all round the hall, but they were all locked; and when Alice had been all the way down one side and up the other, trying every door, she walked sadly down the middle, wondering how she was ever to get out again.
"My father, you sent for me," said Alice, in her sweet and harp-like voice.
Alice looked towards her father, in surprise and inquiry.
"Mistress Alice Pyncheon," remarked Matthew Maule, with the utmost deference, but yet a half-hidden sarcasm in his look and tone, "will no doubt feel herself quite safe in her father's presence, and under his all-sufficient protection."
Kitty, dear, let's pretend--' And here I wish I could tell you half the things Alice used to say, beginning with her favourite phrase 'Let's pretend.' She had had quite a long argument with her sister only the day before --all because Alice had begun with 'Let's pretend we're kings and queens;' and her sister, who liked being very exact, had argued that they couldn't, because there were only two of them, and Alice had been reduced at last to say, 'Well, YOU can be one of them then, and I'LL be all the rest.' And once she had really frightened her old nurse by shouting suddenly in her ear, 'Nurse!
But this is taking us away from Alice's speech to the kitten.
Now do try, there's a dear!' And Alice got the Red Queen off the table, and set it up before the kitten as a model for it to imitate: however, the thing didn't succeed, principally, Alice said, because the kitten wouldn't fold its arms properly.
On the evening before he left Winesburg to take up his new life in the city, Ned Currie went to call on Alice. They walked about through the streets for an hour and then got a rig from Wesley Moyer's livery and went for a drive in the country.
For a time he was lonely and wrote to Alice almost every day.
She used the first money she got to buy a loom and became a weaver of carpets, and Alice got a place in Winney's store.