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ROSIE (Rule-Oriented System for Implementing Expertise) is a computer programming language/environment developed for the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency. ROSIE is designed specifically for developing expert systems, and its primary purpose is to aid the knowledge acquisition process. To this end, ROSIE assumes its most characteristic feature, an expressive and highly readable English-like syntax. This report constitutes a new reference manual and user's guide for the ROSIE programming language/environment. It consists of an informal yet detailed discussion of the syntax and semantics of ROSIE 3.0, including an explanation of the programming environment as a whole. The report supersedes all earlier documents describing ROSIE. A technical audience is assumed, but the introduction provides a comprehensive overview of the ROSIE language for those interested in a less technical presentation.

This report is part of the RAND Corporation Report series. The report was a product of the RAND Corporation from 1948 to 1993 that represented the principal publication documenting and transmitting RAND's major research findings and final research.

The RAND Corporation is a nonprofit institution that helps improve policy and decisionmaking through research and analysis. RAND's publications do not necessarily reflect the opinions of its research clients and sponsors.