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A* algorithm

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A member of the class of best-first heuristic search techniques that attempt to find a “best” path from a given start node to a designated goal node in a problem graph. An evaluation...

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Abandonment

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A term used to describe the user of the Internet who stops some process they are involved in and does not return to it. For example a user who has purchased some items, partially filled...

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Abandonware

Overview page. Subjects: Computing.

Software that is no longer being sold by the company that developed and marketed it.

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abduction

Overview page. Subjects: Arts and Humanities — Computing.

An inference process widely used in artificial intelligence, particularly in expert systems and rule-based systems. In diagnosis, for example, there may be a rule like “if measles then red...

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Abductive Analysis of Modular Logic Programs

ROBERTO GIACOBAZZI.

in Journal of Logic and Computation

August 1998; p ublished online August 1998 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Computing; Logic. 0 words.

We introduce a practical method for abductive analysis of modular logic programs. This is obtained by reversing the deduction process, which is usually applied in static-dataflow analysis...

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ABEND

Overview page. Subjects: Computing.

Acronym for ABnormal END of task. Normally this occurs when a computer crashes or a communication link fails.

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ablative

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Designating an optical recording technique in which the heat generated by the recording beam melts or vaporizes a small area of the recording medium, leaving the underlying layer (with a...

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abnormal termination

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A termination to a process brought about by the operating system when the process reaches a point from which it cannot continue, e.g. when the process attempts to obey an undefined...

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ABONE

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The Asian-Pacific Internet backbone network that connects users throughout East and South Asia without the need to send data via European or North American networks.

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abort

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(of a process) To undergo or cause abnormal termination. Abortion may be a voluntary act by the process, which realizes that it cannot reach a successful conclusion, or may be brought about...

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