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John Warner Backus
December 3, 1924
|Died||March 17, 2007 (aged 82)|
|Alma mater||University of Virginia|
Columbia University (B.S. 1949, M.S. 1950)
|Awards||National Medal of Science (1975)|
ACM Turing Award (1977)
Charles Stark Draper Prize (1993)
John Warner Backus (December 3, 1924 – March 17, 2007) was an American computer scientist. He directed the team that invented FORTRAN, the first widely used high-level programming language. He was the inventor of the Backus–Naur form (BNF).
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- "W. Wallace McDowell Award". Archived from the original on September 29, 2007. Retrieved April 15, 2008.
- "The President's National Medal of Science: John Backus". National Science Foundation. Archived from the original on September 29, 2007. Retrieved March 21, 2007.
- "ACM Turing Award Citation: John Backus". Association for Computing Machinery. Archived from the original on February 4, 2007. Retrieved March 22, 2007.