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IEEE Annals of the History of Computing

Issue 1 • Jan.-March 2006

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  • [Front cover]

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s): c1
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  • Table of contents

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  • From the Editor's Desk

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s): 2
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  • Computing at Bolt Beranek and Newman: The First 40 Years, Part 2

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):4 - 5
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    This is the second of two special issues of the IEEE Annals of the History of Computing on computing at Bolt Beranek and Newman Inc. (BBN). The first issue (vol. 27, no. 2) included accounts of BBN’s founding. Articles in that issue addressed the factors that led to BBN’s early interest in computer technology, BBN’s history of attempted commercial exploitation of company-developed t... View full abstract»

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  • Medical application of computers at BBN

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):6 - 16
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    Early work at BBN involved hospital computer systems, computer aids for the physician's office, data management tools for clinical research, and database and computational support for biomedical research. The work included both development of prototype systems and later deployment of commercially viable software and services. This history also notes some of the challenges of working within an R & ... View full abstract»

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  • IEEE Computer Society Information

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s): 17
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  • Educational technology at BBN

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):18 - 31
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    In exploring ways to apply technology for the purpose of improving learning, we at BBN have conducted basic research in human cognition and learning. We have developed innovative software facilities to extend and enhance mathematics, science, and language learning, and provided professional development workshops to help educators effectively use these new technologies. We have helped schools emplo... View full abstract»

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  • Speech processing at BBN

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):32 - 45
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    This survey of speech processing activities covers a period that began around 1971. Areas of importance - technical as well as historical - include speech recognition and understanding, speech coding, speaker recognition, and speech modification. A number of today's best-regarded techniques in speech and language processing stem from BBN's early work. View full abstract»

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  • Natural-language understanding at BBN

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):46 - 55
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    Natural-language understanding has evolved from its earliest days in which scientists use an early approach to parsing, to more sophisticated techniques that enable systems to extract information from open-domain text sources to fill data bases automatically. Natural language processing has many potential applications, such as translating foreign-language documents on the Web; automatically routin... View full abstract»

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  • Data networking at BBN

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):56 - 71
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    BBN has an illustrious history of contributions to data networking, and has made repeated contributions in the development of networking protocols, network operations, router design, and wireless and satellite networks. Because so much of BBN's early Arpanet work has been documented elsewhere, this history focuses on post-Arpanet contributions that led to the Internet. Arpanet was a continuing sou... View full abstract»

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  • BBN's network computing software infrastructure and distributed applications (1970-1990)

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):72 - 88
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    From the early 1970s, developers at Bolt Beranek and Newman continued BBN's record for innovative breakthroughs in networked systems. In this article the author review highlights of BBN's history in the area of distributed computing from several different perspectives: early investigations into how to make use of and program the emerging interhost communication capability, distributed systems infr... View full abstract»

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  • Events and Sightings

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):89 - 92
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  • Anecdotes

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):93 - 95
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  • Reviews

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):96 - 98
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  • Biographies

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):99 - 103
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  • A Busman's Holiday in New Jersey

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):104 - 105
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    In his inaugural column, Michael Geselowitz informs readers of the rich technological heritage of New Jersey. View full abstract»

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  • Toward International Computing History

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s): 108
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    This essay advocates for international histories of computing that either compare computing in two or more countries or that investigate interactions between countries. While the first are suited to identify causal factors, the latter augment social and cultural histories. View full abstract»

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  • Annals Editorial Board

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s): c3
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  • [Back cover]

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Aims & Scope

The IEEE Annals of the History of Computing serves as a record of vital contributions which recount, preserve, and analyze the history of computing and the impact of computing on society.

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Meet Our Editors

Editor-in-Chief
Nathan Ensmenger
Indiana University, School of Informatics & Computing
nensmeng@indiana.edu