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caret

Overview page. Subjects: Computing — Bibliography.

The symbol ʌ. It is sometimes used to indicate exponentiation as in 10ʌ2 (for 102). It is also used to indicate a control character, as in ʌa (holding down the control key and pressing “a”).

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Corrado Govoni

Overview page. Subjects: Literature — Probability and Statistics.

(1884–1965; b. Motta di Livenza, Italy; d. Rome, Italy)

Italian statistician. Gini studied statistics as a compulsory part of his study of law at U Bologna. He realized that...

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descender

Overview page. Subjects: Computing — Bibliography.

The part of a lower-case letter that lies below the baseline. Only a few letters have descenders: y and g are examples.

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digital library

Overview page. Subjects: Computing — Bibliography.

An online repository of electronic texts. These texts may be highly specific, such as information sheets on hardware devices which are maintained on a Web site or they may be similar to the...

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flash crowd

Overview page. Subjects: Literature — Computing.

A large number of users who suddenly appear on a network and then disappear. A good example of this was the large number of Web users who suddenly accessed the Web site holding the newly...

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hard copy

Overview page. Subjects: Computing — Bibliography.

A printed or otherwise permanent copy of data from a processing system.

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John Arbuthnot

Overview page. Subjects: Literature — Probability and Statistics.

(1667–1735; b. Inverbervie, Scotland; d. London, England)

Scottish mathematician and royal physician. In 1692 the first English work on probability was Arbuthnot's translation of...

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robotics

Overview page. Subjects: Computing — Literature.

A discipline overlapping artificial intelligence and mechanical engineering. It is concerned with building robots: programmable devices consisting of mechanical actuators and sensory organs...

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scanner

Overview page. Subjects: Computing — Bibliography.

1 A device that can capture an image and convert it into a unique set of electrical signals. The image scanned may be a pattern that is directly related to a code, such as bar...

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stylebook

Overview page. Subjects: Computing — Bibliography.

A document which defines the structure and look of another document. For example, a word processor might contain a style sheet which specifies the format of a standard business letter. Each...

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