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IEEE Standard Computer Dictionary Compilation of IEEE Standard Computer Glossaries
|Publication Date:||1 January 1990|
The computer field is continuing to expand. New terms are being generated and new meanings are being adopted for existing terms. The IEEE Computer Dictionary project was undertaken to document this vocabulary. Its purpose is to identify terms currently in use in the computer field and to establish standard definitions for these terms. The dictionary is intended to serve as a useful reference for those in the computer field and for those who come into contact with computers either through their work or in their everyday lives.
The dictionary is being developed as a series of subject-area glossaries, each approved and published as it is completed. This edition of the dictionary contains all terms and definitions from the glossaries published to date. The IEEE designations and subject matter of these glossaries are as follows:
IEEE Std 1084 [610.1]-1986 Mathematics of Computing Terminology
IEEE Std 610.2-1987 Computer Applications Terminology
IEEE Std 610.3-1989 Modeling and Simulation Terminology
IEEE Std 610.4-1990 Image Processing and Pattern Recognition Terminology
IEEE Std 610.5-1990 Data Management Terminology
IEEE Std 610.12 -1990 Software Engineering Terminology
The remaining glossaries in the series are listed below. Future editions of the dictionary will contain terms and definitions from those glossaries that have been published at the time of dictionary compilation.
P610.6 Computer Graphics Terminology
P610.7 Computer Networking and Data Communications Terminology
P610.8 Artificial Intelligence Terminology
P610.9 Computer Security and Privacy Terminology
P610.10 Computer Hardware Terminology
P610.11 Theory of Computation Terminology
P610.13 Computer Languages Terminology
This dictionary is a compilation of IEEE standard glossaries covering the fields of Mathematics of Computing, Computer Applications, Modeling and Simulation, Image Processing and Pattern Recognition, Data Management, and Software Engineering. Terms from other areas of the computer field, including Computer Graphics, Computer Networking and Data Communications, Artificial Intelligence, Computer Security and Privacy, Computer Hardware, Theory of Computation, and Computer Languages will be added in later editions.
Every effort has been made to include all terms within the designated subject areas. Terms were excluded if they were considered to be parochial to one group or organization; company proprietary or trademarked; multiword terms whose meaning could be inferred from the definitions of the component words; or terms whose meaning in the computer field could be directly inferred from their standard English meaning.