The Ministry of Posts & Telecommunications is putting up 70% of the cash for a new company, Basic Technology Centre Corp which has been formed to extend, simplify and market Common Extended Self-contained Prolog, a variant of the artificial intelligence language developed under the ICOT Institute for Computers Of Tomorrow project: investment is put at $18m between now and 1991, and the 11 commercial partners who will put up 30% of the cash include Mitsubishi Electric Corp, NEC Corp, Oki Electric Industrial Co, Sharp Corp, Fujitsu Ltd and Toshiba Corp; one aim is to extend the language to personal computers.
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