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A pattern language applies to any complex engineering task, and has been especially influential in software engineering where patterns have been used to document collective knowledge in the field.
Who is the original author of the book A Pattern Language: Towns, Buildings, Construction, the largest influence in computer science's design patterns movement? Name the author.
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