Clips (sometimes known as The Official Game Of The Planet) is a Canadiangame show that aired on YTV from 1992 to 1996 and produced by The Robert Essery Organization, as was the case for its sister show, Video & Arcade Top 10, which also aired on YTV at the time. Clips was hosted by future CMT host Paul McGuire and was joined by co-hosts such as Krista Herman, Sarah Freudeman, Liza Fromer, Shaun Majumder, Andrea Menzies, Rob Pagetto, and others, many of whom worked on V&A Top 10. Just like V&A, Clips was taped before a live studio audience in Toronto, Ontario.
4 contestants competed to answer questions based on Movies, Television, and Music. At the start of the game, Liza Fromer, later Shaun Majumder, gives out information for questions about several pop culture films, TV shows, music, and occasionally sports of the era with clips being provided. To start, McGuire asks a jump in question with the first person to buzz in getting a chance to answer. If he/she is right, they get 1 Clips star and a chance to earn up to 4 more by answering questions at each of the 4 colored stations (Purple, Red, Green or Blue). After a clip is played, the co-host at their station asked the question pertaining to that clip. If they answer wrong at any time, they must return to their podium and a new Jump In would be read. The contestant with the most Clips stars at the end of 3 minutes of gameplay wins a prize for themselves and a home player. In the event of a tie, one more toss up was read and the one who answered correctly would win.
CLIPS is a public domain software tool for building expert systems. The name is an acronym for "C Language Integrated Production System." The syntax and name was inspired by Charles Forgy's OPS ("Official Production System," although there was nothing really official about it). The first versions of CLIPS were developed starting in 1985 at NASA-Johnson Space Center (as an alternative for existing system ART*Inference) until the mid-1990s when the development group's responsibilities ceased to focus on expert system technology. The original name of the project was NASA's AI Language (NAIL).
CLIPS is probably the most widely used expert system tool. CLIPS incorporates a complete object-oriented language (hence the acronym COOL) for writing expert systems. CLIPS itself is written in C, extensions can be written in C, and CLIPS can be called from C. Its user interface closely resembles that of the programming languageLisp. COOL combines the programming paradigms of procedural, object oriented and logical (theorem proving) languages. A language with a similar approach is Planner, which also combines traits of logical languages like Prolog with the capabilities of procedural and OO-languages like C++.