• Alan Bundy
  • Lincoln Wallen
Part of the Symbolic Computation book series (SYMBOLIC)


ZOG is a general-purpose human-computer interface system that combines the features of a database system, word processing, and an operating system shell. The primary features of ZOG are: (1) an emphasis on menu-selection as the primary interface mode; (2) the use of the selection process for navigation in the database, editing the content and structure of the database, and interaction with programs; (3) an architecture that supports the implementation and growth of very large, distributed databases; and (4) rapid system response.




  1. [Robertson, Newell and McCracken 81]
    Robertson, G., Newell, A. and McCracken, D. The ZOG approach to man-machine communication. International Journal of Man-Machine Studies 14:461–488, 1981.CrossRefGoogle Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Alan Bundy
    • 1
  • Lincoln Wallen
  1. 1.Department of Artificial IntelligenceEdinburgh UniversityEdinburghScotland

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