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Issue 1 • Date Jan. 1995

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  • Is the Patent Office correctly examining computer-related patent applications? 2

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):93 - 94
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    In its discussion of whether the Patent Office is correctly examining computer related patent applications, the paper considers Compton's multimedia patent. This patent raised the issue of whether the Patent Office had properly discharged its duty. In this case the examiner had changed his mind twice before finally allowing Compton's patent. The paper considers how re-examination serves as an addi... View full abstract»

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  • 1994 Gordon Bell Prize Winners

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):68 - 74
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  • Remote booting in a hostile world: to whom am I speaking? [Computer security]

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):50 - 54
    Cited by:  Papers (3)  |  Patents (4)
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    Today's networked computer systems are very vulnerable to attack: terminal software, like that used by the X Window System, is frequently passed across a network, and a trojan horse can easily be inserted while it is in transit. Many other software products, including operating systems, load parts of themselves from a server across a network. Although users may be confident that their workstation ... View full abstract»

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  • How office space affects programming productivity

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):76 - 77
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    The relationship between office size and noise level is one of the most significant, yet least investigated, factors affecting software productivity. According to Tom DeMarco and Tim Lister (1992), US programmers with more than 80 square feet of private, noise-free office space consistently outperform programmers who occupy two- or three-person cubicles. The result was the Santa Teresa Programming... View full abstract»

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  • SEI capability maturity model's impact on contractors

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):16 - 26
    Cited by:  Papers (24)
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    The Software Engineering Institute's Capability Maturity Model measures software development companies' ability to produce quality software within budget and on schedule. The CMM rates software development companies and government agencies at one of five maturity levels. Two key features are assessments and evaluations. Assessments represent a company's or government agency's voluntary, internal e... View full abstract»

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  • Adaptive parallelism and Piranha

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):40 - 49
    Cited by:  Papers (26)  |  Patents (2)
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    Desktop computers are idle much of the time. Ongoing trends make aggregate LAN “waste”-idle compute cycles-an increasingly attractive target for recycling. Piranha, a software implementation of adaptive parallelism, allows these waste cycles to be recaptured by putting them to work running parallel applications. Most parallel processing is static: programs execute on a fixed set of pro... View full abstract»

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  • Videoconferencing on the Internet

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):77 - 79
    Cited by:  Papers (5)  |  Patents (2)
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    Videoconferences are becoming increasingly frequent on the Internet and are generating much research interest. Readily available software tools enable real-time audio and video channels as well as shared whiteboards that allow groups to collaborate on distributed group work more quickly and easily than ever. The paper considers how the Internet infrastructure is beginning to support videoconferenc... View full abstract»

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  • The challenges of real-time AI

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):58 - 66
    Cited by:  Papers (19)
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    The research agendas of artificial intelligence and real-time systems are converging as AI methods move toward domains that require real-time responses, and real-time systems move toward complex applications that require intelligent behavior. They meet at the crossroads in an exciting new subfield commonly called “real-time AI.” This subfield is still being defined, and the precise goa... View full abstract»

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  • In search of self-belief: the “BOP” phenomenon

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):55 - 57
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    In this fanciful tale, software practitioners lose their self-belief to external forces in the latter part of the 20th century and regain it in the early 21st century thanks to the BOP (best of practice) phenomenon. The forces arrayed against that self-belief were truly formidable. There were the vendors, heralding every new technique in the marketplace as a breakthrough. There were the academic r... View full abstract»

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  • Maintaining data-driven rules in databases

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):28 - 38
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    A new model with invariant-based language effectively handles data-driven rules in databases and uses the rules' inherent semantic properties and supporting mechanisms to meet high-level language requirements. It is an extension of the basic PARDES model developed by Opher Etzion in 1990 to support derivations and integrity constraints in databases. The model's invariant-based language, unlike oth... View full abstract»

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