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"SIL - A Simulation Language", N. Houbak, LNCS 426, Springer 1990.


SNOBOL Implementation Language. Intermediate language forming a virtual machine for the implementation of portable interpreters.

["The Design of Transportable Interpreters", F. Druseikis, SNOBOL4 Project Document S4D49, U Arizona (Feb 1975)].

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safety integrity level

A measurement of the effectiveness of safety systems based on the probability of tolerable incidents that can occur within a number of processing demands. For example, SIL level 4 means that for every 10,000 demands on the system, there could be one incident. See safety instrumented system.

Probability Categories
SIL From To

1 1 in 10 1 in 100
2 1 in 100 1 in 1,000
3 1 in 1,000 1 in 10,000
4 1 in 10,000 1 in 100,000
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Although the figure of Zarathustra and a large number of the leading thoughts in this work had appeared much earlier in the dreams and writings of the author, "Thus Spake Zarathustra" did not actually come into being until the month of August 1881 in Sils Maria; and it was the idea of the Eternal Recurrence of all things which finally induced my brother to set forth his new views in poetic language.
According to details, SIL has announced that two of its final year LLB hons students topped their University of London International Programmes examinations worldwide amongst 15 high achievers.
The agency has simultaneously withdrawn SIL's rating.
2013 Sil Insurance increased its portfolio by almost 70% to 2.5 bln AMD and took the lead in the growth rates of insurance premiums
The rating also reflects SIL's working-capital-intensive operations, exposure to risks related to large capital expenditure, heavy reliance on the information technology (IT) and IT enabled services segment, with limited exposure to the household segment, and its aggressive capital structure.
While prominent Mexican anthropologists initially saw the descriptive linguistics of SIL as a support for state policy, by the 1970s the winds had shifted against indigenismo among younger anthropologists.
The SIL was the creation of the enormously energetic and visionary William Cameron Townsend, a missionary to Guatemala who, impatient with the approaches taken by personnel at work in that country, entered Mexico determined to use literacy as a means of penetrating the impervious culture of the indigenous peoples.
Results: Of the 133 patients included in the study, incidence on biopsy of low grade SIL (L-SIL) was 6.77 per cent, high grade SIL (H-SIL) was 8.27 per cent and carcinoma was 3.00 per cent.
In contrast to scholars who have stressed Towsend's predilection for subterfuge in evangelism, Hartch insists that Townsend was relatively forthright about the methods and goals of the SIL with both his U.S.
Safety Integrity Levels (SIL) refer specifically, to the probability of failure on demand (PFD)--or to what extent the end user can expect his process to perform safely, and in the case of failure, fail in a safe manner.
According to the paper, an SIL senior manager said during the ceremony that each alternative fuel vehicle produced could provide employment for at least five people and urged India's government to minimize the three-wheeler registration process.
Patients with high-grade SIL were randomized to either cryotherapy or a loop electrosurgical procedure (LEEP).