The Alvey Programme was a British government sponsored research program in information technology that ran from 1983 to 1987. The program was a reaction to the Japanese Fifth generation computer project.
Focus areas for the Alvey Programme included:
- VLSI ( very large scale integration) technology for microelectronics
- Intelligent Knowledge Based Systems (IKBS) or Artificial Intelligence (AI)
- Software Engineering
- Man-Machine Interface (included Natural Language Processing)
- Systems Architecture (for parallel processing)