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Definition: PILOT

(1) (Programmed Inquiry Learning Or Teaching) A high-level programming language used to generate question-and-answer courseware. A version that incorporated turtle graphics ran on Atari computers.

(2) (Pilot Software, Cambridge, MA, www.pilotsoftware.com) A corporate provider of business analytics solutions whose technologies included PilotWorks Suite, a business intelligence product with more than 15 years of development, and Pilot Hit List, which is software for website reporting and analysis. In early 2007, Hit List was acquired by Web analytics company Marketwave, and shortly thereafter, Pilot itself was acquired by SAP.