Toward a New Type of Language for Electronic Commerce

  title={Toward a New Type of Language for Electronic Commerce},
  author={Michael A. Covington},
This paper surveys practical issues in the design of a formal language for business communication (FLBC) in which transactions are put together by combining meaningtiil elements, much as a programming language encodes algorithms. Such a language is preferable to existing codes such as ANSI X. 12 and UN EDIFACT because of its much greater versatility. The new language is tentatively named LEC (Language for Electronic Commerce). 

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