list processing

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Noun1.list processing - processing data that is given in the form of chained lists
data processing - (computer science) a series of operations on data by a computer in order to retrieve or transform or classify information
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Feigenbaum coauthored the first public list processing language, IPL-V, and founded Stanford's Heuristic Programming Project.
It was at MIT that he began working on the List Processing Language, or Lisp, which became a standard tool for artificial intelligence research and design.