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Hollerith code


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Herman Hollerith (1860—1929) American engineer

 

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A code for relating alphanumeric characters to holes in a punched card. It was devised by Herman Hollerith in 1888 and enabled the letters of the alphabet and the digits 0–9 to be encoded by a combination of punchings in 12 rows of a card.

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