Scott Fahlman-Emoticon inventor :-)

Scott Fahlman-Emoticon inventor :-)
Scott Fahlman

Maybe you've never know who the inventor of the telephone, computer and so on. But if you have to know who the inventor of the emoticon? Maybe some already know. Ladida know this info fit nemuin old magazine, the contents of the article interesting. One is about the inventor of this emoticon.

Emoticon is a textual expression representing the writer's mood or facial expression. In web forums, instant messengers and online games, text emoticons are often automatically replaced with small corresponding images, which came to be called emoticons as well.

Many people who each claim the inventor of this emoticon, but is touted as the inventor of the emoticon was Scott Fahlman. He was the first to use ASCII emoticons, ":-)" and ":-(".

Scott Fahlman Elliott (born March 21, 1948, in Medina, Ohio, USA) is a computer scientist at Carnegie Mellon University. He was known for his early work on automated planning in a blocks world, the semantic network, the neural network (and, in particular, the cascade correlation algorithm), the Dylan programming language, and in Common Lisp (especially CMU Common Lisp). Fahlman has recently been involved in building a knowledge base, "Scone", partly based on his thesis work at NETL Semantic Networks.

Fahlman received his bachelor's and master's degree in 1973 from MIT, and his Ph.D. from MIT in 1977. His thesis advisors are Drs Gerald Sussman and Patrick Winston. He is a fellow of the American Association for Artificial Intelligence.
Fahlman acted as thesis advisor to Donald Cohen, David B. McDonald, David S. Touretzky, Skef Wholey, Justin Boyan, Michael Witbrock, and Alicia Tribble Sagae.
From May 1996 until July 2000, Fahlman directed Justsystem Pittsburgh Research Center.

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