System Name
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System Builders Glahn, Peroutka, Ruth
Development Dates 1970-2000
Languages English
URL (if available)
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Weather forecast report generator (template-based) ""Interactive Forecast Preparation System"". Early weather report generation still on the point of being deployed commercially. Also led on to the ICWF system (now incorporated?) .IFPS is in the template-based category, much of it written in Fortran. Does not claim an AI-basis, but must do some kind of text planning/organisation.


Main reference

Harry Glahn.
Computer-produced worded forecasts.
Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, 51(12):1126--1131, 1970.

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