Alain Colmerauer, French computer scientist, Died at 76


Alain Colmerauer was born on January 24, 1941 and died on May 13, 2017.

He was a French computer scientist and the creator of the logic programming language Prolog.

Following the completion his Ph.D. at the Ensimag of Grenoble, Alain Colmerauer spent 1967–1970 as Assistant Professor at the University of Montreal, where he created Q-Systems, one of the earliest linguistic formalisms used in the development of the TAUM-METEO machine translation prototype.

During 1984, Colmerauer created the company PrologIA to exploit the development of Prolog III.

Colmerauer was also one of the main founders of the field of Constraint logic programming.

Alain Colmerauer passed away at 76 years old.