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Dictionary of Computer Science, Engineering and Technology

1st Edition

Edited by Philip A. Laplante

CRC Press

560 pages

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A complete lexicon of technical information, the Dictionary of Computer Science, Engineering, and Technology provides workable definitions, practical information, and enhances general computer science and engineering literacy. It spans various disciplines and industry sectors such as: telecommunications, information theory, and software and hardware systems. If you work with, or write about computers, this dictionary is the single most important resource you can put on your shelf.

The dictionary addresses all aspects of computing and computer technology from multiple perspectives, including the academic, applied, and professional vantage points. Including more than 8,000 terms, it covers all major topics from artificial intelligence to programming languages, from software engineering to operating systems, and from database management to privacy issues. The definitions provided are detailed rather than concise.

Written by an international team of over 80 contributors, this is the most comprehensive and easy-to-read reference of its kind. If you need to know the definition of anything related to computers you will find it in the Dictionary of Computer Science, Engineering, and Technology.

Table of Contents

Artificial Intelligence

Deductive Learning, Knowledge-Based Systems

Decision Trees

Neural Networks

Genetic Algorithms

Natural Language

Robotics

Cognitive Process

Algorithms and Data Structures

Algorithm Design

Computability and Computational Geometry

Complexity Theory

Cryptographic Theory and Algorithms

Architecture

Components

Computational Processes and Specifications

Busses

Input Output Architectures and Devices

Memory

Processors

Programming Languages

Imperative, Functional, Object-Oriented Languages

Compilers and Interpreters

Semantics

Standard Terminology

Desktop, Mini, and Mainframe Languages

Human/Computer Interaction

Usability Engineering

Input Devices and Techniques

Output Devices and Techniques

Design Methods and Tools

Graphical User-Interfaces

Interactive Techniques

Collaborative Systems and Groupware

Documentation and Training

Information Security

Access Controls

Power Supplies

Physical Security

Encryption Systems

Authentication

Biometrics

Backup Systems

Fault Tolerance

Hacking

Malicious Code

Software Licensing

Privacy

Computational Science

Numerical and Symbolic Computation

Computational Electronics

Computational Biology

Computational Chemistry

Computational Mechanics

Computational Electromagnetics

Practical Computing

Software Engineering

Desktop Hardware, Architecture

Peripherals and Components

Computerized Devices

Computer Manufacturing and Distribution

Chip and Component Fabrication

Marketing Channels and Methods

Product Cycles and Licensing

Computer Ethics and Privacy

Software Engineering

Formal Models

Design Theory

Testing Methodology

Project Management

Tools and Environments

Graphics

Geometric Modeling

Rendering

Animation

Virtual Environments

3D Systems

Charts and Visual Representation of Data

Graphic Formats

Bitmap and Vector-Graphic Software

Graphic Output Devices

Database and Information Management

Data Models

Logical and Physical Database Design

Database Theory and Standards

Access Methods

Concurrency

Hypermedia, Hypertext

Rule-Based Systems

SQL

Operating Systems

Processes and Threads

Real-Time and Embedded Systems

Memory Organization

Pile and Storage System Management

Multitasking

Desktop, Mini, and Mainframe Operating Systems

Graphical Interfaces

Networks

Systems and Standards

Network Operating Systems

Network Architectures, Protocols, Models

Distributed Processing

Network Management

Remote Access, Wireless Systems

E-Mail

Internetworking

Internet

World Wide Web

Communications

Systems and Standards

Communications Hardware

Communications Software

Phones, Cable, Satellite, Cellular, Microwave

Voice, Data, Video Systems

Regulations and Regulatory Bodies

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
COM000000
COMPUTERS / General
TEC007000
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Electrical
TEC009000
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Engineering (General)