Hopper-grace-murray meaning

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American naval officer, mathematician, and computer programmer. Noted for her development of programming languages, especially COBOL, she is credited with inventing the first compiler.
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American mathematician and computer programmer who in 1951 conceived the idea for an internal computer program, called a compiler , that scanned a set of alphanumeric instructions (such as words and symbols) and compiled a set of binary instructions executed by the machine. Her ideas were widely influential in the development of programming languages, in particular COBOL.
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A Rear Admiral who wrote the computer language Cobol and was a woman of computing fame during the 1960s. She not only was a leader in software development concepts but also helped to catalyze the transition from early programming techniques to the utilization of sophisticated compilers. Dr. Hopper received a number of awards for her successes, and in 1969 she was the first recipient of the Computer Sciences Man-of-the-Year Award given by the Data Processing Management Association. She died in 1992. Schell, B.H., Dodge, J.L., with S.S. Moutsatsos. The Hacking of America: Who’s Doing It, Why, and How. Westport, CT: Quorum Books, 2002.
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