Origin of AliceMiddle English Alys, Aeleis from Old French Aliz, Aaliz from Adaliz from Old High German Adalheidis: see Adelaide
- A female given name popular in England since the Middle Ages.
- (cryptography, physics) a placeholder name for the person or system that sends a message to another person or system conventionally known as Bob.
- (Australia, slang, often with "the") Alice Springs, Australia.
- A city in North Dakota.
- A city in Texas.
From Old French Alice, from Old High German Adalheidis, from adal (“noble”) + heit (“kind, sort”).
alice - Computer Definition
(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.